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Overview One of the greatest Saints and one of the most appealing women of all time, by a master historian and writer. Immensely sane, witty, intelligent, charming and courageous, she is the reformer of Carmel, founder of many convents, possibly the greatest mystical writer, and one of the most colorful personalities in history. "God preserve me from gloomy saints!" she once exclaimed. Walsh is always great.
Publishers Description A definitive life of one of the greatest Saints of the church and one of the most appealing women of all time by a master writer. Immensely sane, witty, intelligent, charming and courageous, she is the reformer of the Order of Mt. Carmel, founder of many convents and monasteries, and is universally considered the greatest mystical writer of the Church, for which she was declared \"Doctor of the Church.\" A life filled with delight, surprises and love of God 608 pgs, PB
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Studio: TAN Books and Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.55" Height: 1.65" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN 0895553252 ISBN13 9780895553256
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More About William T. Walsh
William Thomas Walsh was born in 1891 at Waterbury, Connecticut, and was a well-known historian, educator and author. His Spanish historical biographies on Isabella of Spain and Philip II have been internationally recognized and translated into Spanish, along with Saint Teresa of Avila and Characters of the Inquisition. He is also the author of the concise, popular Our Lady of Fatima booklet and various short stories and articles in magazines. William Walsh earned a B.A. from Yale in 1913 as well as an honorary Litt.D. from Fordham University. A year later he married Helen Gerard Sherwood, with whom he had six children. Mr. Walsh died in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about St. Teresa of Avila?
Not Much Insight Oct 24, 2007
For those who know nothing at all about this saint this book may be helpful, if you want an authorized and approved-by-the-Vatican selection. For those who want to really know what made her tick, you won't find it here.
Review from the Publisher Mar 16, 2001
This famous author has presented here another masterpiece and what is undoubtedly the finest life of St. Teresa of Avila ever written in English - a picture of one of the greatest saints of the Church and one of the most appealing women of all time. During her lifetime (1515-1582), St. Teresa captivated just about everyone she met by her wit, sanity, courage, intelligence, simplicity, humility, charm and power; today she continues to delight people by her wonderful combination of holy madness and huge common sense. William Thomas Walsh recounts Teresa's years of resisting complete self-surrender to God before finally entering with undivided will on the way of perfection; of her terrible anguish over the Lutheran heretics falling into Hell and of the grievous penances and sacrifices she undertook for their conversion, and of her many adventures in opening up houses of cloistered contemplative nuns. A masterful biography of a remarkable woman who was a mystic and foundress, the reformer of Carmel, a doctor of the science of divine love, and now, recently proclaimed "Doctor of the Church!" Fabulous! 592pp PB. Imprimatur