The Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila ~ October 15, 2020

October 14, 2020 |

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



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