The Way of Perfection: A Study Edition
Teresa of Avila
Translated Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD and
Otilio Rodriguez, OCD
Study prepared by
Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD
In The Way of Perfection, St. Teresa gives practical counsels and advice on prayer, destined originally for the nuns who embraced the reformed Carmelite life she established. As a handbook for spiritual formation, it presented them with the basic Christian spirituality undergirding their Constitutions and Rule.
The principles and teachings in Teresa's book clearly lend themselves to broader applications, and can work well in all walks of life.
This study edition—with its introduction, commentary, notes, discussion questions, and glossary—provides what is needed to assist contemporary readers in making these applications and delving more deeply into the text's spiritual riches