This matter both love each other, I would never want that you forget. (M. I, 2-18.)
This phrase Teresa of Jesus speaks of framework theme "Love lived in relationship " during the third day of work and study at the fifth International Teresian Congress on its Epistolario and Written Briefs. Teresa of Avila, I created and hopes lay, without realizing that they are old Christians or conversos.
José María Pérez González opened the day with the conference "I am terrified of what I want: Letters to Mary S. José " and wherein said epistolary relationship between Teresa and Maria de San José (Salazar), prioress of the convent of Seville was very close with a group of 62 letters, witnessed a long friendship between two women. Letters from its very materiality, served to bridge the physical distance. He analyzed the brands affection between them left in the writing and the characteristics and demands raised in its affective friendship. Teresa made the ultimate reality "Try to be loved to be obeyed", creating ties with her nuns along geography, to form a network of monasteries united by ties of affection that carry forward its reform project.
Esteban Nuns Ayuso, meanwhile, He spoke of the special relationship that kept Santa Teresa and Lorenzo de Cepeda, his brother. "Sister, friend and spiritual director. Letters to Lorenzo ". This relationship leads to the St. Lawrence advising on matters of spiritual life as prayer or the need for a spiritual director; also guides you on managing assets with the goal set at the maximum: It is best to leave everything for the ALL (which is God), as well as the education of children, on the issue of health and the necessary balance between pampering and penance, to which the brother leaned. Formulating and, a tempting spiritual journey that could be in many cases, valid for today.
Alfonso Ruiz Calavia, he dedicated his lecture to topic: "Letters from Santa Teresa to Jerome of the Mother of God, Gracian " where he said that "truth Teresa turns with each recipient making him feel privileged, with affection, proximity, your request, personal empathy and concern for the moment living, all these realities are emphasized to extreme lengths in his letters to P. Gracian, that weave themselves unmatched wallpaper to let us know the depth and also the height of the unique friendship that united them, the maturity of its exquisite affection, of her woman's heart, always looking in God and also with bare feet touching the ground ". Therefore, any letter, was written as an intimate and loving confidence to each recipient to be equally read in the depths of each alone and without witnesses. The higher the increasingly central core and the Teresian correspondence consists of letters written to P. Gracian where fit and will appear where all the feelings and human terms to express an emotional relationship: father, son, friend, confident, be loved, while their status as superior súbdita and mix, pupil and teacher. A copious relationship, long and heartfelt, enjoyed with enthusiasm and without fatigue. Teresa recourse to a coded language, where others are fictional to better disguise. In fact, José is the very Christ. Angela or Laurencia is itself. Gracian is Paul or Elisha or Cirilo . The Nuncio is Methuselah, The shoes are cats. And barefoot eagles;, cicadas driveways,. Macario, F. Anthony, Inquisitors Angeles. It is a language agreed with Gracian, through which they can express themselves more freely.
Myrna Torbay Khoury, He spoke about "The correspondence with the laity" and its objective was to propose a Teresian lay spirituality from the letters of the Holy, 468 letters preserved, 135 are intended to 42 Lay (noble, merchants, Contributors (as), people (as) and family), ie one 29% letters; and although at first glance does not seem a significant figure, does not allow us to deduce that their relationship with the laity has been little, considering the fact that hardly relatives of lay retain these letters over the years and generations, and show them to the convents, diocese, or their own family. Teresa is related through their letters lay various social realities, and almost all people with certain cultural level and purchasing power (except their families).
Both the nobility and merchants, occupy an important place in his letters, besides his family, for whom sailing relentlessly. First of all, practically from the first to the last letter he wrote to the laity, Teresa asks for something, ask for help and collaboration of all kinds, not only material but also moral and spiritual; mediation licenses to found their convents, trustees for their new foundations, addition of houses and land; asked to intercede for the foundation of the new province, and the injustices with his brothers; asks food, alms, information, brokering requests arriving letters, work and support their families, asks parents to let their daughters enter their convents and to write, asks comfort, see those who want, and not to forget it, calls attention to her nuns and monks, and give them advice and accompanying them, to confess and ask God for much each (as), His holy love and fear, light and understanding, health and grace, peace to serve you better, asks God to pay them the favors that make you, and that makes them very holy ... and interestingly all their lay asks for prayers for her and her nuns
Another common element in all his letters is offered as a servant of all(as), and is not only a popular saying of the time, but fulfills it, there will always be willing to accompany and serve those in need, and even more, always be mindful of the needs, whether spiritual or material, of those around. And it is recognized that poor and needy, unworthy and servant, what has moved his life ... Teresa lives in communion with Christ, consequences and acts, believe and trust in the laity, without realizing that they are old Christians or conversos.
Assumption Valgañón, spoke "Woman to Woman" as far as, in his deep dialogue with Teresa, poetically expressed: "I love talking to you, I know you hear me; looks like we're both having coffee. I tell you these things because I follow and emulate within a lot of differences Clear! (although I confess woman to woman that I would fall in love with God…) why I write and I'll prisons and I'm touring Spain like you…with my suitcase in tow; giving recitals for battered women, prostitutes and prisoners without knowing how and why recite some very profound poems of great spirituality, and go crazy with joy. Two hours of freedom ".
"Are you going to allow Teresa / in your fifth anniversary / that Spain is a nightmare / and prey corrupt? – Attend the Almighty, / asks bread for the people / I take pity the wounded / of those suffering unemployment / the more lost heart / the groaning, the Weeping / who does not see the aurora / because at night it hides. / Why robs man to man? / Why this struggle continues?
Rafael Pascual – presented the book on the Teresianos autographs together with Tomas Alvarez authors and stated that "this catalog prepared to mark the V Centenary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Jesus intended to summarily recensionar all presently available teresianos autographs, always waiting for new findings ". They were divided into three main sections: major works, epistolario, and written under all kinds. Each autograph, once identified, the most important documentary evidence offered: location, action date and, condition. If possible, we point the most notable of its historical avatars in step from hand to hand or in the process of deterioration and restoration. And finally stands out the most important of its contents, especially when it comes to letters from Santa. Not discarded pages or cards issued by it, materially written by Secretary of chance, in most cases his beloved Anne of Saint Bartholomew, but completed and signed by Santa Teresa. Also included were the autographs that currently are missing, but of which it owns photography, pending its possible recovery. In addition, were excluded from the series of official documents, usually spread by hand clerk and signed only by it. The current spread of Teresa's autographs are included in three tables in Europe and America.Poveda Lola presentation on "The correspondence of Teresa of Jesus: experience to prayerful expression ". He said that "human expression is not a sort of optional possibility or quality to exercise as a fitness over the person. The expression is constitutive of our being. In the words of philosopher Eduardo Nicol: man is the being of the expression, being of truth. Teresa of Jesus, all of it, is an expression. We see through all his writings in which he tries to prove not only to show with humility is truth. The fact that your Epistolario is the most comprehensive document of his writings shows that the experience of Teresa's, in the same recognition of experience, expression. And nothing beats a correspondence where the expression itself is moved by the impulse to communicate and communicate, free of commitments to the development of a book requires. The expression of Teresa's prayerful expression. In its dialogue with which he knows he loves emanates its dialogue with the environment and the world around him. Implicitly or explicitly prayer, as divine human confrontation and dialogue, appears in his letters as an argument. To pray is to live and live, Teresa, is a constant expressed in God and from God to serve better. Victoriano Martin, introduced the "management, money and finance in the Letters of St. Teresa ". He talked about the skills of Santa Teresa in the field of management and finance in the business world. The main objective was to analyze the economic content of the letters in which Santa Teresa, steadily, is concerned about money matters, financial and management. Economic issues have enormous quantitative weight in the writings of Teresa of Avila, showing a great interest and concern for the economic and financial problems, not only of the convents, but also of his family. As regards Convents, several times had to borrow to pay its deficit economy and to meet the costs of construction and operation. But there was no shortage times I had to put in profitable investment surpluses of those convents more buoyant economy, so the force be aware of the functioning of financial markets of the time, most representative whose assets were juros and censuses, always in the background of real assets such as land, as advised his brother Lorenzo. In definitive, Mother Teresa had to be frequently involved in more or less complicated financial transactions, as well as contracts that had to read and study very carefully to ensure sound financial health of their convents. Our author who certainly knew in detail the economic and trade relations, financial and institutional framework of the sixteenth century Spain, showed no signs of being concerned about the analytical issues that were the subject of academic study in Salamanca, Alcalá, Coimbra and generally leading universities and colleges not only in the Iberian peninsula but throughout Europe. This does not mean that his eminently practical instinct not take her to go to counseling academic, merchants and experts in general for advice that will help in making choices that had to be performed. Clearly Tersa Avila was equipped with a special wisdom to her management and financial administration, together with their experience and advice from the experts allowed to move like fish in water in the world of business and money.