2015 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Ávila, who remains one of the most revered figures in the Catholic Church.
The Carmelite theologian, reformer and mystic, who espoused a life of contemplation and prayerful communion with God, shared her wisdom in several influential volumes including her best-known book, The Interior Castle.
This short work brings together a selection of thought-provoking extracts from her writings and encourages Christians everywhere to reflect upon Teresa’s life and legacy in her anniversary year.
Mary T. Malone retired home to Ireland in 1997 after almost forty years in Canada where she taught in Toronto’s St Augustine’s Seminary and in the University of St Jerome’s, the Catholic College on the campus of the University of Waterloo. Since returning to Ireland, Mary has written a trilogy on Women & Christianity, 2000, 2001, 2003, and Praying with the Women Mystics, 2006, all for The Columba Press, as well as several articles. Mary lives in her home county of Wexford.