March 28, 1515 - October 4, 1582
- Known as Teresa de Jesús
- Teresa Sanchez de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in Avila, Old Castile, Spain
- Carmelite nun
- Four stages to the ascent of a soul
- Devotion of Heart - mental prayer of devout concentration or contemplation
- Devotion of Peace - human will is surrendered to God
- Devotion of Union - absorption in God
- Devotion of Ecstasy - consciousness of being in the body disappears
- Church has given the title of "Doctor" to 33 Saints of which 3 are women
- Declared "Doctor" of the Church on September 17, 1970 by Pope Paul VI
- Authored the book El Castillo Interior or The Mansions...a guide to spiritual development
- Quote: GOD plus One is an ARMY!
- Patron saint of headaches
- Feast day is October 15th
Saint Anthony Chapel has relics of St. Teresa of Avila!