In today’s video, Father Jack Welch, O.Carm. speaks on Saint Teresa and Prayer
Fr Jack’s specialty is Carmelite spirituality. He is a founding member of the Carmelite Forum – a group of Discalced and O.Carm. scholars. He has been the president of the North American Carmelite Institute. He was a longtime instructor in the Carmelite Studies Program at the Washington Theological Union. Among his books are:
- Spiritual Pilgrims: Carl Jung and Teresa of Avila
- When Gods Die: an Introduction to John of the Cross
- The Carmelite Way: an Ancient Path for Today’s Pilgrim
Saint Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 in Avila, Spain. In 1562 she began a reform of the Carmelites to return the Order to its original emphasis on Community, Poverty and Prayer. She died in 1582, canonized in 1622, and declared a ‘Doctor’ in 1970.
To explore further:
Teresa of Avila: Slayer of Dragons by Father Leopold Glueckert, O.Carm.
Teresa of Avila Feast Day Podcast by Father David Genders, O.Carm