Interior Castle Questions


Interior Castle Questions — Your Interior Castle questions, please!
Interior Castle Questions
Interior Castle Questions

Dear Friends,

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles are looking for questions on St. Teresa’s Interior Castle! Any come to mind?

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For those unfamiliar with Saint Teresa of Avila, also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, she was a reformer of the Carmelite Order in the 1500s.  The Interior Castle, which is also known as The Mansions, is a spiritual classic on authentic meditation. It details the spiritual life and the life of prayer as a journey from the outer mansions to the inner, most intimate mansion, with each mansion representing a different stage in the journey from the beginning, or outer mansions, until one has experienced union with God.  She wrote this book after she had experienced both the spiritual betrothal and the spiritual marriage. St. Teresa of Avila also holds the title of Doctor of the Church.


Art for this post on Interior Castle Questions: Teresa of Avila, Peter Paul Rubens, 1615, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons. Feature Image Art: Modified detail of Patio interior del castillo de Manzanares el Real (Madrid) (Interior Patio of Manzaneres el Real Castle Madrid), photographed by Eleagnus~commonswiki, 9-February-2005, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons.

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