Discalced Carmelite spirituality is embodied in the life and writings of Sts Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Thérèse of Lisieux, Edith Stein and many others.
St Teresa of Avila
(Foundress of the Discalced Carmelite Order)
St Teresa of Avila was a very prolific writer. Although her writings are 400 years old, they are as meaningful to us today as they were when she wrote them. She died in 1582 and was canonized some 40 years later. She was the first woman saint to be declared a Doctor of the Church.