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Born within the Castilian city of Avila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation while she used to be twenty-one. affected by affliction, doubts and self-recrimination, she steadily got here to acknowledge the facility of prayer and contemplation—her religious enlightenment used to be intensified via many visions and mystical reports, together with the piercing of her center by way of a spear of divine love. She went directly to came upon seventeen Carmelite monasteries all through Spain. Teresa consistently denied her personal saintliness, although, announcing in a letter: "There isn't any advice of that nonsense approximately my intended sanctity." This frank account is among the nice tales of a non secular lifestyles and a literary masterpiece—after Don Quixote, it's Spain's most generally learn prose classic.

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