Letting Teresa speak: An introduction to the life and teaching of St Teresa of Avila
The course will explore the main themes of Teresa’s life and spiritual teaching. By allowing Teresa to speak to us through her own words, it will provide participants with an insight into her character, her concerns, and the central themes of her mystical theology. While each week will consider a different aspect of Teresa’s life and thought, it is anticipated that themes will re-emerge and develop over the course of the sessions so that a holistic view of the saint emerges.
The course is suitable for those with little or no previous contact with Carmelite spirituality, for those wishing to ‘find a way in’ to Teresa’s writings, and for those who wish to develop further their appreciation of her unique teaching on prayer.
Over 6 weeks, this is a NEW ONLINE COURSE
Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, Oxford
22nd January 2022
Teresa: her life and times
29th January 2022
Teresa and tradition: the origins of religious life and the history of Carmel
5th February 2022
12th February 2022
Teresa and the human person
19th February 2022
Teresa and prayer: the individual
26th February 2022
Teresa and prayer: the ecclesial perspective