Today we remember Teresa of Avila. She is one of my fave saints, along with Rita and the rest. I have adored the Bernini statue in Rome.
This morning I was having a wee read at The Life and Wisdom of Teresa of Avila by Lavinia Byrne. Here is what The Papal Nuncio had to say about her:
Do not mention her name! She is a disobedient contumacious woman who promulgates pernicious doctrine under the pretence of devotion; leaves her cloister against the orders of her superiors and the decrees of the Council of Trent; is ambitious and teaches theology as though she were a doctor of the Church, in contempt of St Paul who commanded women not to teach.
My kind of woman!