The Way of Perfection

Thomas Baker, 1919
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Overview

Drawing the title from a phrase she found in the The Imitation of Christ, St. Teresa of Ávila’s The Way of Perfection consists of meditations on important matters of spiritual life, written as advice and explanation for the women of her reformed convent of the Carmelite Order. Although its aim was to teach the nuns at her convent how to spiritually progress through prayer and Christian meditation, it has inspired generations of those seeking to deepen their inner spiritual life.

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This volume is also part of the Post-Reformation Catholic Thought and Piety collection.

Key Features

  • Offers St. Teresa of Ávila’s meditations on the spiritual life
  • Provides insight into an important period of Church history
  • Presents the wisdom of a modern Doctor of the Church

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About the Author

St. Teresa of Ávila was a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with St. John of the Cross. She wrote several books and was a prominent Roman Catholic saint and theologian. She spent her life in Spain and died in 1582.

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