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Interior Castle

The Classic Text with a Spiritual Commentary

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Published
25/04/2007

Publisher writes

This title introduces readers to one of the most influential pieces of Christian mysticism.

Author Information

St. Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582) was a contemplative nun, religious former, monastic founder, spiritual writer and gifted poet. She is also one of the great Christian mystics of all time. She was canonised in 1622 and declared a doctor of the church in 1970.

Judges' and contributors' comments

Jenny Monds: The Interior Castle is an extraordinary book by a 16th century Carmelite nun who had a very close relationship with God, developing from years of meditative prayer. Her book was written for the benefit of her fellow sisters, and describes the soul as being like a castle with many rooms. Prayer is the door to these rooms. It's a classic of spiritual writing which can still guide those seeking to enrich their inner life.

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