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Teresa (1515–1582), a Spanish mystic, is considered to be one of the most profound spiritual teachers in the history of Christianity, The Interior Castle is Teresa’s masterpiece.

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Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) is Doctor of the Church and venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Traditions. She lived her life in Spain, where she was a Carmelite nun, a mystic, and a theologian. She was cofounder of the Discalced Carmelites along with St. John of the Cross. Among her other works are The Way of Perfection and her autobiography, The Life of Teresa of Jesus.