The Faith of St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila)

We are pleased to offer you this lecture series on Carmelite Spirituality cosponsored by the Institute of Carmelite Studies, The Church in the 21st Century Center, and the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

A Lecture by Father Kieran Kavanaugh

Father Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD is a Carmelite Friar of the Washington Province and present publisher for ICS Publications, the publishing house of the Institute of Carmelite Studies.Kieran Since 1957 he has dedicated his life to translating the works of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, from the original Spanish into standard American English. These wonderful translations have helped to bring the spiritual teachings of these two famous, but often previously unread, Carmelite saints into the lives of people from all religious traditions.

Father Kieran is not only known for his translations, but is also an internationally recognized expert on our Carmelite saints and Carmelite spirituality in general. He has published over 87 articles, essays, reviews and translations on Carmelite themes which have been published in English, Spanish and Italian.

At this time, Father Kieran is the Washington province’s postulator, or promoter, of causes for canonization of Discalced Carmelite friars, nuns and lay members.

We hope you enjoy his talk on The Faith of St. Teresa of Jesus

Learn more about St. Teresa’s life