7 Inspiring Teresa of Ávila Quotes

Saint Teresa of Avila is the author of a beloved book on prayer, The Interior Castle, was canonized as a saint in 1622, and is the subject of famous sculpture by the Italian sculptor Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. She joined a convent as a teen in the 1500s, and helped reform her order of nuns and founded other monasteries. In her lifetime, she emphasized the practice of three virtues: humility, detachment and charity. Her work remains very influential among Christians and all those interested in prayer. Enjoy this collection of inspiring quotes from  Saint Teresa of Avila.