“This is Teresa’s own account of her journey. And it was written at the request of her confessor. She was already attracting a certain amount of unfriendly attention from the authorities, including the Inquisition… So Teresa’s confessor is really saying, ‘Look, get down on paper, what you think you’re doing, just in case things get difficult.’… What she’s doing in The Book of Her Life is explaining why it is that she is a reformer of the monastic life.” Read more...
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