Theresa of Avila Striving to Make Progress | Sunday | November 18 | 10:00 am | Great Hall
Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in 1515 and at the age of twenty, she entered the Carmelite Convent of the Incarnation. She lived a very devout life and was known to have had occasional supernatural experiences. In 1555, she experienced a “second conversion” and re-directed her spiritual calling to establishing new Carmelite houses focused on the contemplative life. She began her writing career with a spiritual biography Interior Castle which she wrote following a vision of a house with many rooms. She describes her journey through the rooms until she reaches the center room where the soul unites with God.