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The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila. Volume 2: The Way of Perfection, Meditations on the Song of Songs, The Interior Castle

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  • Title: The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila. Volume 2: The Way of Perfection, Meditations on the Song of Songs, The Interior Castle
  • Author: Teresa of Ávila Kieran Kavanaugh Otilio Rodriguez
  • ISBN: 9780960087662
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
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    1 thought on “The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila. Volume 2: The Way of Perfection, Meditations on the Song of Songs, The Interior Castle

    1. As a Carmelite Secular (i.e. a lay member of the Carmelite Order, founded by St Teresa in 16th century), I keep coming back to The Way of Perfection again and again, and always learn something new and important. It's foundational to our prayer life as we're committed to the practise of contemplative prayer and to growth in holiness and Teresa knew what she was talking about. Kieran Kavanaugh and Otilio Rodriguez have done a fine job of translating from the Spanish and making Teresa intelligble a [...]

    2. A collection of spiritual classics, at once challenging and comforting.She is so much fun to read, as she digresses, pokes fun at herself, and seeks winsome examples to explain deep insights.These are not easy works to read. They need to be set aside so that the ideas can be absorbed and engaged in real life. The most uplifting content is her assurance that God is working on behalf of the soul that seeks Him. This is a hallmark of the Carmelite spirituality of which Teresa is both foundational a [...]

    3. Hope to return to this very soon.Within this volume is a book entitled, Meditations on the Song of Songs--which is what I'm beginning next. Already read the other two works in this volume: The Way of Perfection and The Interior Castle.

    4. This book contains 3 works by St. Teresa: The Way of Perfection, A Meditation on the Song of Songs, and The Interior Castle. The chapters are short. It's easy to pick up and put down. I personally did not read it in order. It's suitable for people who want to read for extended periods of time to reflect on something like the Our Father or as something to pick up and read on a daily basis. The chapters are short such that you could pick and choose what to read - like a blog. There is a short summ [...]

    5. Read The Interior Castle. There is much that is thought provoking in this work. It actually kind of echoes Rainbow Painting in that it discusses progressively more profound states of meditation (like the External, Internal and Secret of Rainbow Paintings). The imagery of the castle and the rooms within help the reader begin to understand the progression of the spiritual path, complete with all of the doubt and confusion therein. However, I have real difficulty with her references to humans as "w [...]

    6. It's essential when studying the saints to read their own writings, even if it means walking away with only one insight. I found much of this volume to be readable, although it will take many more readings to have any mastery of her theology.

    7. We are quickly approaching the Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila, which is October 15th. Two weeks ago, I reviewed Volume One of her Collected Works and to continue my review theme, I am now going to tell you about Volume Two. This book contains two of St. Teresa's more well-known works - The Way of Perfection and The Interior Castle. In addition to these two, we are also treated to Meditations on the Song of Songs. Like the first volume, the translators, Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh and Fr. Otilio Rodri [...]

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