DONT FORGET OUR READING OF SANTA TERESA THIS WEEK

Wikipedia:

Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada, (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along with John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV, and in 1970 named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI. Her books, which include her autobiography, The Life of Teresa of Jesus, and her seminal work, El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle), are an integral part of the Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices as she entails in her other important work Camino de Perfección (The Way of Perfection)

REQUIRED READING:

St Teresa de Avila,

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself,

Penguin Classic ,

ISBN 0140440739

RECOMMENDED READING:

Shirley du Boulay,

Teresa of Avila: An Extraordinary Life,

BlueBridge,

ISBN 0974240524

J. H. Elliott,

Imperial Spain: 1469-1716,

Penguin Books; 2nd edition,

ISBN 0141007036

Institute Library Call Number: 946.20 Ell IMP pb

The most comprehensive, balanced, and accessible account of the dramatic rise and fall of imperial Spain.

PART 2: EL GRECO

RECOMMENDED READING:

Fernando Marias,

El Greco: Life and Work-A New History,

Thames & Hudson,

ISBN 0500093776

"Indispensible for serious students of El Greco, a painter whose life and art have been seen in very disparate ways over the centuries. . . . Of particular significance are some 20,000 words in El Greco’s own hand, annotating the writings of Vitruvius and Vasari. . . . Essential." ―Choice