Join us as we celebrate the 500th birthday of Saint Teresa of Jesus (of Avila)
St. Teresa of Jesusalso known as St. Teresa of Avilawas born in Avila, Spain, on March 28, 1515. Thus, 2015 is the 500th anniversary, or Fifth Centenary, of her birth.
For five years the Discalced Carmelite Order has been preparing itself for this special occasion. As we remember our Foundress's birth, we pray, above all else, for a rebirth or reinvigoration of her spirit and teaching among us who would call ourselves her sons and daughters.
Officially the centenary year begins October 15, 2014, and continues through October 15, 2015, October 15 being St. Teresa's feast day in the church. During this year the Order moves from a more internal to a more public celebration of her life and teaching. There will be special liturgies, congresses, conferences, lecture series, dramatic presentations, music written especially for the occasion, pamphlets, brochures, icons, statues, and other commemorative items.
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