Who was the nun who reformed the Carmelite order?

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St. Teresa of Avila, whose name in religion was Mother Teresa of Jesus originally was vowed in the Carmelite Order in Spain. She received permission from her Bishop, and eventually from Rome to found a Carmelite Order known as the Discalced Carmelites (unshod - they were sandals instead of shoes) otherwise known as the Observance of the Primitive Rule of the Carmelites. She wrote several books, mostly on Prayer and the Spiritual Life at the command of her spiritual director, they have been best sellers now for almost five hundred years: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Teresa+of+Avila

Catholic Answer St. Teresa of Avila, whose name in religion was Mother Teresa of Jesus originally was vowed in the Carmelite Order in Spain. She received permission from her Bishop, and eventually from Rome to found a Carmelite Order known as the Discalced Carmelites (unshod - they were sandals instead of shoes) otherwise known as the Observance of the Primitive Rule of the Carmelites. She wrote several books, mostly on Prayer and the Spiritual Life at the command of her spiritual director, they have been best sellers now for almost five hundred years: Books by St. Teresa of Avila.
That was St. Teresa of Avila. She was the friend of St. John of the Cross.
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What are Carmelites?

The Carmelites are a religious order. For more information, see Related Links.

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