St. Teresa of Avila

We've been watching this Spanish television miniseries, (with English subtitles), on the new EWTN program, EWTN Gallery, Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern.  They've been showing two one-hour episodes each week.  We've seen six, and it looks like we'll see the last two next Saturday.  What a great production, beautifully filmed, with a spectacular performance by Concha Velasco as the Spanish saint and Doctor of the Church.  American television would never make anything like this.  What an inspirational example of holiness and renunciation St. Teresa is.  She was not afraid of any earthly power that tried to block her reform of religious life in Spain in the 16th century.  It's too late to see on EWTN from the beginning, but you can buy it on DVD from EWTN or Amazon, and it will give you weeks of pleasure if you watch one episode at a time.

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