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Teresa of Avila: Deliver Us

God, deliver us from sullen saints!

Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), was a Spanish Catholic mystic, writer and founder of monastic orders. She was canonized in the 17th century. In 1970, she became the first woman to be honored as a Doctor of the Church, a title designating the church’s most significant writers.

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