The Interior Castle (unabridged)

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St Teresa of Ávila

The Interior Castle

Read by Lucy Scott


In The Interior Castle, Carmelite nun, mystic and patron saint of Spain Teresa of Ávila uses the metaphor of a giant crystal castle to explain her theory of the soul and the various stages it passes through as it progresses towards God. Beginning in the outer rooms, where demons are fought and vices are purged, the soul must reach the inner chambers, where it will enter betrothal and intimate union with God. Prayer is central to the journey, as the soul is guided by its practice and each phase represents a different category of devotion. Originally written as counsel for the sisters in her convent, The Interior Castle is a poignant and poetic reflection on prayer, humility and self-knowledge, and the path towards a deeper communion with God.

  • Running Time: 6 h 19 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-254-9
    Cat. no.:NA0405
    Download size:153 MB
    Produced by:John Foley
    Executive Producer:Samuel Howard
    Edited by:Andrew Riches
    Translated by:Benedictines of Stanbrook Abbey
    Released:February 2020
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