With the amazing ability of any gifted story-teller, Mother Frances Alice Forbes lays before us the beautiful life story of St. Teresa of Avila. Witty, gifted with great wisdom, charming and courageous, St. Teresa was the great reformer of the Order of Mt. Carmel, founded numerous convents and monasteries, and is universally considered the greatest mystical writer of the Catholic Church, for which she was declared Doctor of the Church. Beginning with her girlhood, and following along through her joining Carmel, years as nun, mystical call to God's Mission for her, and finally her sufferings and death. This story is one of the best written about this wonderful saint!