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Theresa of Avila (also Teresa de Avila)

Born: 1515 AD
Died: 1582 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Clergymen, Mystics, Religious Icon, Religious Leaders, Saint, Spiritual Leader


Spanish ascetic, mystic, carmelite nun, and saint.


Co-founded reformed Carmelite order.


Patron saint of Spain.


Page last updated: 12:21am, 03rd Jan '10

  • "The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too."
  • "For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."