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Teresa of Avila

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Video footage: Alba de Tormes village. The town is on the River Tormes. Alba gave its name to one of Spain's most important dukedoms. St Teresa of Avila died at a convent she founded in the town and is buried there
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Definition of the noun teresa of avila

What does teresa of avila mean as a name of something?


  1. Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Teresa of Avila: Saint Teresa of Avila
    • instance of: saint = a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization


Who is Teresa of Avila?

Teresa of Avila a.k.a. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, an author of the Counter Reformation and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with John of the Cross.


Teresa Of Avila a.k.a. Teresa of Ávila is the fictional representation of Teresa of Ávila.


  1. "Teresa of Avila" is a book by Rowan Williams.
    • genres: Autobiography, Biography, Inspirational
    • subjects: Roman Catholic Church, Philosophy, Christian denomination, Mysticism, Spain, History, 16th century, Spirituality, Christianity, Christian theology, Religion
  2. "Teresa of Avila" is a book by Cathleen Medwick.
    • also known as "Teresa of Avila: the progress of a soul"


"Teresa Of Avila" a.k.a. "Teresa of Ávila" is a painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens.

  • completed in (401 years ago)
  • genre: Portrait
  • subject: Teresa of Ávila

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Teresa of Avila

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Google previewCatholics, Non-Catholics and Non-Catholic Catholics (2009)

and Non-Catholic Catholics by Constantine C. Kliora

Teresa of Avila is the patron Saint of Spain. St. Jude is the patron of “hopeless cases”. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the major intercessor, but the other saints should not be neglected. They are real people, living in a dimension of reality that ...

Google previewSocrates Made Simple (2006)

by Garrett Curran

Teresa of Avila is a useful book for them. They can develop spiritually even after becoming mystics, is essential here.

Google previewThe Seeker's Guide to Saints (2000)

by Mitch Finley

Teresa of Avila is a second-class relic; so is the tattered habit worn by St. Francis of Assisi. The famous Shroud of Turin — if it is authentic, which it may or may not be — is a second-class relic, too, even though we're ...

Google previewA Passion for Life (2014)

Fragments of the Face of God by Joan Chittister

Teresa of Avila is an icon of humanity, of vibrancy, of fire and of ...

Google previewA Politic Theatre (1996)

The Drama of David Hare by Scott Fraser

Teresa of Avila is the source for Hare's definition of secret rapture, the statement that it means death is somewhat inaccurate. In both the quotation taken from the National Theatre Program and from Teresa's other writings, rapture ...

Google previewGod's Struggler (1996)

Religion in the Writings of Nikos Kazantzakis by Peter Bien

"19 For Kazantzakis, Teresa of Avila is the mystic wife of Don Quixote: For Teresa the holy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures (2003)

by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman

Teresa, a Woman: A Biography of Teresa of Avila. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1984. Williams, Rowan.

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Quotes about Teresa of Avila

Anyone who truly loves God travels securely. (Saint Teresa of Avila)
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