In the latest episode of the Christian Mysticism Podcast, Yale professor Dr. Carlos Eire and I continue our conversation on the incredible St. Teresa of Avila and delve deep into her divine encounters with Christ.
Few Christian mystics wrote so much about their divine encounters with God and provided as much rich detail as St. Teresa of Avila. The Spanish saint described them as ecstasies, all while the Spanish Inquisition was examining her experiences and looking for heresies. In this episode, the second and final pert of this two-episode series on St. Teresa, Dr. Carlos Eire describes some of the many mystical encounters she wrote about and how her mysticism continued until her death and beyond.
In the previous episode (Part 1), Dr. Eire went over her incredible life that some would say was as amazing as her mystical encounters with God. We spoke about the life of St. Teresa of Avila, her setbacks and amazing accomplishments during the Spanish Inquisition, and the family secret that if it had ever been discovered, might have ended her calling in the Church.
Dr. Carlos Eire has written a wonderful book on the life of St. Teresa of Avila: The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila: A Biography. You can get a copy of it HERE.