Tag Archives: St. Teresa of Avila

Happy Birthday St. Teresa of Avila!

Today is the 500th birthday of St. Teresa of Avila (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582). She is a great saint, reformer and Doctor of the Church. Perhaps you readers could contribute your own favorite quotes of the quotable … Continue reading

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Signatures of Saints

I am in Chicago… well… north of Chicago. Yesterday, I visited for the first time the campus of Mundelein Seminary, the University of St. Mary of (by?) the Lake. As part of the visit I was able to see some … Continue reading

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The Doctor and the Great Time Warp

Today is the feast of St. Teresa of Avila. There is an interesting story about the Teresa and our present, modern Julio-Gregorian calendar. In 1582, the ancient Julian calendar (organized by, yes, Julius Caesar and still observed by many Orthodox … Continue reading

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