In this fifth episode of the Strange Communities podcast Hayley Sebourn, Katelyn Johnson, and Brannen Payne discuss the life of sixteenth-century mystic Saint Teresa of Avila. Saint Teresa established a reformed branch of the order known as the Carmelites. In light of Teresa's mission, what is it to lead a good and religious life? How do we reconcile her emotive and introspective mystical faith? If she were alive today where would she fit? Would she fit? Is she an ideal capacitor for religious understanding in our world, or does her vision appear too extreme?


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