Teresa Of Avila

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Birthday
28, 1515
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Oct 4, 1582 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1515
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Oct 4, 1582 (67)

About

Spanish nun, mystic, theologian and saint who co-founded the Discalced Carmelite Order.

Before Fame

As a child, she became fascinated by stories of saints, and ran away from home at the age of seven to try to become a Christian martyr.

Trivia

She is known for two important Christian mystical and theological works, El Castillo Interior and Camino de Perfeccion.

Family Life

She was the daughter of a knight and a highly pious mother, and she grew up with a brother named Rodrigo.

Associated With

She and Rafael Baron were both Spanish saints and mystics, though they were separated by four centuries.