Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

From the Sacred Heart to the Trinity: The Spiritual Itinerary of St. Teresa of Margaret (Redi) of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

From the Sacred Heart to the Trinity: The Spiritual Itinerary of St. Teresa of Margaret (Redi) of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D

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Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdeleine, O.C.D. From the Sacred Heart to the Trinity: The Spiritual Itinerary of St. Teresa of Margaret (Redi) of the Sacred Heart, O.C.D. Translated by Sebastian V. Ramge, O.C.D. (Washington, D.C.: Institute of Carmelite Studies. 2006. Pp. 92. $11.95.)

While Carmelites rank Saint Teresa of Margaret (1737-1770) along with Teresa of Jesus, John of the Cross, and Thérèse of the Child Jesus, her story is nearly obscure in the world of today's popular saints. Her complete biography, God is Love: Saint Teresa Margaret, Her Life, was published by the Institute of Carmelite Studies in 2003. The story of Saint Teresa Margaret's life is based upon the testimonies of her Carmelite spiritual directors.This new companion study, From the Sacred Heart to the Trinity: The Spiritual Itinerary of St. Teresa of Margaret (Redi) of the Sacred Heart, O.D.C., by Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdelene moves beyond her biography to trace her steps following the Carmelite way Father Gabriel, an astute Carmelite spiritual theologian, grounds his work on the eye witness accounts of her directors during her formative years, decrees used for the process of her beatification in 1839.

Sister Teresa of Margaret Redi was born in Italy in the eighteenth century and canonized in 1934. Father Gabriel divides his treatment of Teresa of Margaret's journey into the ascetical and mystical aspects. …

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