Santa Teresa de Jesús

biography

BIRTH

Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada was born on the 28th of March 1515 in Ávila. She lived in the time of Renaissance.

Who was Santa Teresa de Jesús ?

She was a religious woman. She founded a monastery in Ávila in which they strictly followed the observance of the order, with a particular emphasis on poverty, loneliness and silence.


At the beginning of the 16th century the cloister wasn't controlled in excess and convents received frequent visits from outsiders. She founded 20 convents extended around all the Spanish geography.

DEATH

She died on the 4th of October 1582 when she was travelling.

DIARY

Today, 24th August 1562, the Pope Pío IV allowed me to move with four nuns to the nunnery of San José de Ávila. Now I can travel around all the roads of Spain and found nunneries. I hope that I will open a convent in Madrid. It's my dream.