The greatest desire of Teresa of Avila, saint, mystic and Doctor of the Church, was to gain heaven. Having all but forced herself to become a religious sister, she would make many courageous decisions throughout her remarkable life. She experienced many mystical graces along with the fear that she might be deluded by the Evil One.
The reformer of the Carmelite Order, she traveled often to found new convents, working with other saints and valiantly dealing with much opposition. Through her faith, work and vision, Teresa’s influence on the Catholic Church is felt even to this day.
Here is Mother Forbes’ dramatic retelling of the true story of the great Saint Teresa of Avila. Now your whole family can discover this remarkable woman who, with God’s help, combined great faith with plain common sense to become one of the most remarkable saints in the history of the Church.