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28 March 2013


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Today is the birthday of St. Teresa of Avila!!!
Download her autobiography, FREE for Kindle…
Poem of the Day: Christ has No Body but Yours by St. Teresa


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St. Teresa of Avila - AutobiographySt. Teresa of Avila is one of the most significant women in the history of the Church.

Teresa (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was “a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along with John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV, and in 1970 named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. Her books, which include her autobiography, The Life of Teresa of Jesus, and her seminal work, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), are an integral part of the Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices as she entails in her other important work Camino de Perfección (The Way of Perfection).” (via Wikipedia)

On the Feast of St. Teresa today, we are pleased to offer her autobiography as our Freebie of the week…

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St. Teresa of Avila’s
The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

[available in a variety of ebook formats –Kindle, epub for Nook, etc. — from Project Gutenberg ]


We intend to make the “Freebie of the Week” a regular column… So stay tuned in coming weeks for other free ebooks, downloads, etc.!

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Christ has no Body


St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila - Christ has no BodyChrist has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

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Today (October 15th) is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila …
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