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Monday, 27 January 2014

Teresa of Avila... Doctor of the Church... Oxford 1st February

Dear All

As I received my copy of 'Teresa of Avila: Doctor of the Soul' this morning this by way of notice of the teaching day I will be running at Rewley House, Oxford this Saturday. I attach some of the descriptor below:

Teresa of Avila:
Doctor of the Soul
A day school to be held at
Rewley House, 1 Wellington
Square, Oxford
To enrol online, add the code V620-119 to
the URL for the Department’s website:

With full lunch £71.00
With baguette lunch £63.50
Without lunch (includes t / c) £60.00
Vegetarian option (meal or baguette)?


We will shortly celebrate 500 years since
the birth of the outstanding Spanish mystic,
theologian and scholar St. Teresa of Avila
(1515 – 1582). Dr Peter Tyler will be involved
with the celebrations to mark this event in
the UK and abroad and as a taster to this
special year of celebration he presents a day
exploring the life, times and spirituality of this
remarkable woman. No previous knowledge
of the saint is required. During the day he will
explore the circumstances of late medieval
Spain that formed the young saint and how
she responded to those circumstances in her
unique style of writing. As a woman given to
unusual experiences in prayer and of Jewish
descent she was particularly susceptible to
the investigations of the Holy Inquisition and
we shall examine how she dealt with this in
her work. We shall also look at her links with
her contemporaries and her relevance to
today’s spiritual seekers in a world and church
not so very different from the one she knew.

9.45am Registration
10.00am The Avila of St Teresa
11.15am Coffee/tea
11.45am A woman writing
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Mystical speech
3.15pm Coffee/tea
3.45pm Teresa today
5.00pm Course disperses

I am told there are 6 places left so book now if you want to join us... all welcome!



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