St. Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross Community

St. Therese House of Prayer, Carmel of the Holy Spirit, Subic, Zambales

OCDS-Subic 2012

Members of the St. Teresa of Jesus and John of the Cross Community.

Friday, May 25, 2012

“Saint Teresa, a mystic for our time”

Rome-Italy (25-05-2012).- Just a few months before the third anniversary of the web page for the V Centenary of the birth of St Teresa of Jesus,, the number of weekly letters published exceeds one hundred.

Visiting this Internet site have been Discalced Carmelite friars and nuns, members of Secular Carmel, religious of the Carmelite family and other congregations, Bishops, Cardinals and laity who, from the various corners of the world, have wanted to leave their witness, comments and reflections on the figure and personality of Teresa of Jesus.

We are dealing with an initiative open to the wide public. It offers an opportunity for whoever wants to write about or reflect upon what it has meant to encounter Teresa of Jesus in her writings and her charism and the effect it has had or is having in their lives. It is a simple way of sharing and of getting closer to this saint from Avila for those spread throughout the world.

For this occasion, has published a letter by Fr Marcos Junchem, Definitor General, in charge of Latin America and the Carribean. Under the title of “Teresa, a mystic for our times”, Fr Marcos presents the “Moradas group for Mystical Studies” led by Dr Lucia Pedrosa of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro who at present are concentrating on Teresa of Jesus as “a mystic for our time”.

“To celebrate Teresa is to rediscover also the course of mysticism in our time, in which there are so many seeking God”. 


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