She didn’t feel God’s presence
But she persevered and brought new spiritual life to her order and to the Church.
She would also have one of the most famous experiences of ecstatic union with God.
St. Teresa of Jesus, born in Avila, founder of the Discalced Carmelites and Doctor of the Church, died in October of 1582 and was canonized forty years later. Her memory is celebrated on this day.
(adapted from an earlier post)