The Apostolate of Contemplatives according to St Teresa by Emmanuel Renault OCD
There are 122 pages in the book.
“…when Blessed John Soreth first founded in France the feminine branch of the Order in 1452, the latter quite naturally had as its mission the preservation of the strictly contemplative life of the Order. It is therefore not surprising that in undertaking her reform in 1562, Teresa of Avila should be inspired by this primitive tradition: ‘We observe the Rule of Our Lady of Mt Carmel and keep it without mitigation’ (L 36,26,250) or in other words, ‘Our primitive rule states we must pray without ceasing … for unceasing prayer is the most important aspect of the rule’ (WP4,2,53)
Thus the contemplative ideal of the Teresian reform is unequivocally affirmed. Moreover, Teresa inserted into her scheme an apostolic end to which she attached such importance that it was on the same level as the contemplative end. This is ‘the main reason the Lord brought us together in this house’ (WP 3,1,47).” Introduction pg 1/2.
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