Comic book on the life and work of Santa Teresa de Avila launched
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:48 AM October 14, 2015
The Carmel of St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila), Mati, Davao Oriental, headed by the prioress, Reverend Maria Mother Lourdes, has produced a 30-page comic book on the life and writings of St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila ) in celebration of her feast day on Oct. 15 in commemoration of the fifth centenary of her birth in 1515.
The comics was illustrated in full color by artist Dr. Ton Raymundo, who also created the sculptural characters of the Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary Garden of the Carmelite Monastery in Mati, Davao.
St. Teresa of Avila, Spain, was a religious reformer and writer, mystic, and a pioneer in spiritual theology.
Several years after her death in 1582, her body was exhumed and found to be preserved and incorrupt with a wonderful sweet fragrance. Her heart showed the marks of “transverberation,” said to have been the result of a wound pierced with a golden dart by an angel during a supernatural experience. The heart is now exposed for veneration.
In 1614, she was proclaimed Patroness of Spain. She was canonized by Pope Gregory XV in 1622. She was named “Doctor of the Church” in 1970.
Call 0916-5724062 and e-mail [email protected]; or call Mother Maria Lourdes at 0917-7024095.