Teresa of Avila
biographical name Saint 1515-1582 Spanish Carmelite & mystic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Teresa of Ávila — Infobox Saint name=Saint Teresa of Ávila birth date=28 March 1515 death date=death date and age|1582|10|4|1515|03|28 [At some hour of the night between 4 October and 15 October 1582, the night of the transition in Spain from the Julian to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Teresa of Avila — (1515–82)    Saint, Mystic, Devotional Writer and Monastic Reformer.    Teresa was of part Jewish descent and she was born in Avila, Spain. She entered a Carmelite monastery at the age of twenty, but another twenty years were to pass before she… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Teresa of Avila — (1515 1582)    Baptized as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada; also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus. A Spanish Carmelite nun and mystic who experienced * ecstatic, * trance like states, * out of body experiences, visions, and *verbal auditory… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Teresa of Avila — noun Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515 1582) • Syn: ↑Saint Teresa of Avila • Instance Hypernyms: ↑saint …   Useful english dictionary

  • TERESA OF ÁVILA — (1515 1582)    Italian ROMAN CATHOLIC NUN, religious reformer and MYSTIC whose works The Way of Perfection, Book of Foundations, The Interior Castle and her autobiographical Life are considered among the great classics of MYSTICAL writings …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Teresa of Avila, Saint — • Carmelite reformer and founder, mystic, author, d. 1582 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Teresa of Ávila, Saint — orig. Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada born March 28, 1515, Ávila, Spain died Oct. 4, 1582, Alba de Tormes; canonized 1622; feast day October 15 Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic, and saint. After entering a convent around the age of 20, she fell seriously …   Universalium

  • TERESA OF AVILA, St. — (1515 1582) Canonized in 1622, St. Teresa of Avila fought illness most of her life, but had a will strong enough to reform the Carmelite order despite substantial op­position. She was a mystic, a prolific writer, and an important figure in the… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Teresa of Ávila, St. — …   Useful english dictionary

  • St. Teresa of Jesus (Teresa of Avila) —     St. Teresa of Avila     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Teresa of Avila     Teresa Sanchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada, born at Avila, Old Castile, 28 March, 1515; died at Alba de Tormes, 4 Oct., 1582. The third child of Don Alonso Sanchez de… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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