October 15 – Saint Theresa of Avila

Theresa joined the Carmelites of Avila at a young age, but in that time the convent was a fun place, where there were many visitors and they read novels and lived very relaxed. One day Theresa had a conversion to a more radical and closer way to follow Christ. She reformed the Carmelites and founded new convents throughout Spain. She wrote great treaties of prayer, based on her experience with her union with Christ. She is a doctor of the Church.

Have you felt a great calling to radically and firmly follow the Lord? How do you respond?


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