Exhibition Traces of Santa Teresa in Pastrana

Exhibition Traces of Santa Teresa in Pastrana

Written in: Jan 30, 2014


Since the opening of the Jubilee Year Teresian, Collegiate Pastrana holds inside an illustrative exhibition on the life and work of St. Teresa of Jesus, it also stops the passage of universal Avila by the ducal town, included within the activity “Traces of Santa Teresa”.

The sample is, turn, divided into tracks, pointing visitors the vital steps of this character, captivating and deep, that no, believer or not, indifferent by their spirituality, relevant biography, literary quality, or all three.

"The exhibition shows the spiritual path followed Santa Teresa", Nieves Alvarez explains, which is the guide of the Collegiate and the Museum of Tapestries, by Eduardo Pastor, spinning a speech that is capturing the attention of visitors, in an environment that lends itself to let the spirituality of Avila permeate your mind. "The Holy believed that each of us lives together with Christ, that leaves its invisible footprints on our side ", explains feet on the First footprint exposure.

In the Second footprint, Nieves recalls the salient biographical data of St. Teresa of Jesus. This girl Santa Teresa, Nieves likes to emphasize that reading was enormously important in training. One was "The book of life of the saints".

In the Third footprint, sign alludes to his seventeen foundations. Santa Teresa came to Pastrana 1569. It was the Princess of Eboli who sent his carriage to Toledo to bring up Pastrana. Santa Teresa had doubts about whether to accept the offer, but after a confession, he understood that he was going to do more than establish a convent in Pastrana. And so it was, since founded two, one for women, the San José, and a second for men, The San Pedro, now called del Carmen.

Avila Pastrana agreed with John of the Cross. As she, thought the Carmelite Order must return to its roots austerity, Poverty and delivery. He regarded her countrywoman the reforming of the Order. In 1570, John of the Cross was master of novices at the convent of Discalced Carmelites in San Pedro, Current convent del Carmen, and confessor of Santa Teresa. "They were united by a great friendship, which resulted in a wide epistolary literature between ", explains Nieves.

In Pastrana, in the same Collegiate, is a relic of St. Teresa, certified by the Church for a document called just "Authentic", a handwritten letter, a grid-confessional laptop, wearing Santa in his travels, several sticks and a picture of Jerome Gracian, his confessor, along with a picture John of the Cross, among many other objects.

The Fourth footprint is dedicated precisely to briefly index the Teresian literature as the "Book of Life"(autobiographical),"Foundations", "Way of Perfection", and the most mystical of all, the "Interior Castle".

In the Fifth mark the exhibition examines some of his best poems, as the poem dedicated to the effectiveness of patience.

The tour finishes reading aloud the poem "I live without living in me".