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Teresa

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1. Saint, known as Teresa of Avila. 1515--82, Spanish nun and mystic. She reformed the Carmelite order and founded 17 convents. Her writings include a spiritual autobiography and The Way to Perfection. Feast day: Oct. 15
2. Mother, original name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. 1910--97, Indian Roman Catholic missionary, born in Skopje, now in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, of Albanian parents: noted for her work among the starving in Calcutta; Nobel peace prize 1979
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Teresa

of Ávila, St. religious contemplation brought her spiritual ecstasy. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 318]
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Therese insists, "I am fond of anyone I can really talk to," but we don't see much talking.
One day she happens to visit Therese's workplace, as she's shopping for a Christmas gift for her daughter.
Nous connaissons Therese d'Avila, baptisee Therese de Ahumada, grace a l'autobiographie ecrite par Therese de Jesus (nom adopte apres la fondation du couvent de Saint-Joseph en 1562).
For Therese, the older woman is a vision of something more -- something beyond her lost, confused existence.
When Carol says over lunch with Therese, "I'm starved," we know she's not really referring to her entree, but to the fact that Therese is the dish she's been craving.
In a romance unfolding seventeen years before Stonewall, the central lovers-the soigne, thirtyish, upper-middle-class New Jersey wife and mother Carol Aird and the guileless nineteen-year-old Manhattan shop clerk Therese Belivet, who is indifferent to and often annoyed by the boyfriend who's keen on marrying her--attach no labels to their desire.
I outgrew the saccharine portrait that was presented in the touched-up photos of Therese as a cult grew up around her memory and led to her canonization in 1925.
The Very Reverend John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry and a member of the judging panel, added: "I am hugely excited about Therese's work.
The boy's persistent coughing keeps Therese awake at night so by the time she turns 21, Therese (now played by Elizabeth Olsen) is wearily devoted to Camille (Tom Felton).
Therese of Lisieux who happened to reside just blocks away from our school at St.
IN SECRET (15) AS A child, Therese (Lily Laight) is abandoned by her father (Matt Devere) in the care of a domineering aunt, Madame Raquin (Jessica Lange), and sickly cousin, Camille (Dimitrije Bogdanov).