Lecture: Dr. Mona West, “St. Teresa of Avila”

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Lecture: Dr. Mona West, "St. Teresa of Avila"
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Led by Dr. Mona West. St. Teresa of Avila was a 16th century reformer of the Carmelite order. She is known for her books on prayer and the soul as an interior castle.  She is also known for her wit and humor!  When she created the new order of the Discalced Carmelites, she made sure her sisters had time each day for rest and fun in addition to prayer.

In that spirit, St. Teresa was known to dance on the refectory tables with castanets! We will explore briefly the life and wit of St. Teresa, as well as her explanation of the prayer of recollection. 

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