SAINT TERESA OF ÁVILA
This season's words from our saints are excerpted from the "Second Mansions" section of Interior Castle by Saint Teresa of Ávila, patroness of Spain, laceworkers, headache sufferers, and many others. The daughter of a knight of Jewish descent, born and raised in the central Spanish province of Ávila, Teresa entered a Carmelite monastery there at the age of twenty. Later on, beginning in her late forties, she led the reform of her religious order, establishing Discalced Carmelite houses throughout Spain. A mystic who was among the earliest European women to author an autobiography, Teresa was friends with Saint John of the Cross and other figures associated with the Catholic Reformation. She was canonized by Pope Gergory XV in 1622 and named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI in 1970.
An excerpt from the book
of the same title (1943) by American priest Martin W. Doherty (1899-1973) of both Chicago and western Oregon, on memories from his time as a young seminarian at the North American College in Rome.
An essay on "coincidences" by Anne Wilson of La Mesa, California, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A poem by Joshua Kulseth of Charleston, South Carolina, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A poem by James Scannell McCormick of Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A poem by Philip C. Kolin of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A poem by Ann Applegarth of Roswell, New Mexico, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A painting by Eileen Cunis of Campton, New Hampshire, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.
A note from the editor's desk in Cornwall, New York, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
An account of the early medieval saint's life by Theodore Sabo of Pullman, Washington, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A short story by John Bryant of Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A poem by Michael Power of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Posted 27 August 2015.
A poem by Abigail Carroll of Winooski, Vermont, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A poem by Sr. Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
A poem by C.J. Renz of Berkeley, California, USA. Posted 27 August 2015.
An essay on our ways of relating to food and the natural world by Christopher Killheffer of New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Posted 18 February 2015.
GIVE TO PILGRIM
PILGRIM is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit venture. If you can help secure our future by making a tax-deductible contribution, please CLICK HERE for instructions. And thank you!
If you wish to share your ideas and talents with us as a writer, artist, or poet, or if you wish to offer editorial, design, or business or marketing suggestions, please write to email@example.com.
Per humanitatem filii Dei, per ministerium praedicatoris Dei.