Saint Theresa

Introduction

Theresa or Teresa, Saint (Theresa of Ávila)both: tĭrēˈsə, –zə, 1515–82, Spanish Carmelite nun, Doctor of the Church, one of the principal saints of the Roman Catholic Church, one of the greatest mystics, and a leading figure in the Counter Reformation.

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