StTeresa.EcstasyOf.GianLorenzoBernini.500

Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Ecstasy of St. Teresa. She is famous as a mystic who received fantastic visions, but there’s more to her than that; she was a missionary and administrator who founded 17 convents of Reformed or “discalced” (barefoot) Carmelites, whose ascetic piety provided the framework she felt was necessary to enable the sisters to develop true faith.

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