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Teresa of Avila is known both for her profound spiritual writings and for her work reforming the Carmelite orders of her day. A devout and sincere Christian from her early youth, she sought convent life but was distressed at the lax lifestyles tolerated at many convents. Her reforms were opposed by many, but she eventually won over even many of her greatest detractors by her sincere faith and great tact.

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St. Teresa
ST. TERESA IN YOUTH.


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"He who in the heights is the Lord, in the depths is the Beloved; above the stars He reigns; among the lilies He loves."
—St. Bernard.


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