A Little Daily Wisdom: Through the Year with Saint Teresa of Avila
By Bernard Bangley. Meet Saint Teresa of Avila … a Carmelite nun whose spirit of reform played an important role in the practices of the Roman Catholic Church. She was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 and is one of the three women Doctors of the Church. St. Teresa was a great contemplative who wrote numerous books on prayer and the Christian life. This book is special because it gives you a sampling, a smorgasbord, if you will, of her many diverse works. You can read it in its day-by-day format or open to any page for a taste of wisdom from this saintly woman. I will share a couple bits of wisdom I have tasted from Saint Teresa: "Try to focus on the best of others and the worst in ourselves. This will blind us to their defects." (January 1) "Seek prayer and engage in prayer not for your own pleasure but to gain the strength to serve God. We must be like both Martha and Mary if we are to show true hospitality to the Lord." (June 17). We can all learn from Saint Teresa! Softcover, 188 pages.