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 does a nun do?

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What is a nun?

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Is there a Kan-an order of nuns?

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What order of Catholic nuns accepts women with bipolar disorder?

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What is an honorary Carmelite nun?

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What do Nuns do?

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What did the nuns do?

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How can you honor a dead friend through Carmelite?

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What nuns do?

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Why is it that St john of the cross became one of the mystics of carmelite order?

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Who is the carmelite saint?

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Who can be a nun?

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What order of nuns ran the french hospital in Manhattan in the 1940s?

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What order of nuns in the movie doubt?

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Who founded the Carmelites order?

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What steps did the Council of Trent take in order to reform Catholicism?

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What can nuns not do?

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Does being a Nun count as Holy Orders?

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Who are the Carmelite saints?

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When did St. Teresa become a Carmelite nun?

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