Aug 18 2023
Episode 121: Teresa of Ávila: Penetrating Light
The 16th-century nun, Teresa of Ávila, stands as a towering figure in Christian spirituality, known for her profound religious visions and writings. Among her most famous experiences is her vision of an angel piercing her heart, an ecstatic encounter she detailed with fervent emotion. Though typically viewed through a spiritual framework, some modern scholars offer a celestial interpretation, highlighting an intriguing confluence of faith, science, and the ever-shifting cultural zeitgeist.