October 15 is the feast day of St. Teresa of Avila, a solemnity in the Carmelite calendar. For this feast day, I invite you to consider the St. Teresa of Avila category on this blog, which has much about her including a biography. There is more about St. Teresa in the category Carmelites and Pope Benedict XVI, including several recent posts that consider what she wrote on the Lord's Prayer together with what Pope Benedict XVI wrote about the Lord's Prayer in his book Jesus of Nazareth.
If you have never read anything by this great Doctor of the Church on prayer, consider buying one of her books translated by Father Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., linked in the amazon.com "Recently Mentioned" widget in the sidebar, or on the St. Teresa of Avila page at the website of ICS Publications, or another ICS book such as the short Carmelite Spirituality in the Teresian Tradition or even shorter Lectio Divina and the Practice of Teresian Prayer.
Picture: Statue of St. Teresa of Avila at the San Diego Carmelite Monastery. Photo by me.