Exploring Your Interior Castle: Teresa of Avila and the 7-Stage Journey to God

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Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
Aquinas Chair in Catholic Theology Emeritus, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame
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Walk with Teresa of Avila through her most profound mystical work: The Interior Castle.

Despite her lack of formal education, Teresa of Avila became an inspirational mystic, an influential reformer, and the first female Doctor of the Church. Today, her spiritual works are widely acclaimed as timeless masterpieces.

Now, guided by Carmelite spirituality expert Dr. Keith Egan, you will explore St. Teresa’s most beloved work, The Interior Castle. As you move through the “dwelling places” of the castle—self-knowledge, the prayer of recollection, and the Paschal Mystery—you will achieve greater peace and a more contemplative understanding of prayer. Each chamber of the castle will bring you closer to God.

In this classic of Christian literature, St. Teresa will bring you on a journey towards the ineffable divinity of God.

The Interior Castle has been cherished by Christians and non-Christians alike for centuries. Teresa of Avila is a woman with timeless wisdom, a wisdom that is especially apt for spiritual seekers of this new millennium. Walk through the cast

Walk with Teresa of Avila through her most profound mystical work: The Interior Castle.

Despite her lack of formal education, Teresa of Avila became an inspirational mystic, an influential reformer, and the first female Doctor of the Church. Today, her spiritual works are widely acclaimed as timeless masterpieces.

Now, guided by Carmelite spirituality expert Dr. Keith Egan, you will explore St. Teresa’s most beloved work, The Interior Castle. As you move through the “dwelling places” of the castle—self-knowledge, the prayer of recollection, and the Paschal Mystery—you will achieve greater peace and a more contemplative understanding of prayer. Each chamber of the castle will bring you closer to God.

In this classic of Christian literature, St. Teresa will bring you on a journey towards the ineffable divinity of God.

The Interior Castle has been cherished by Christians and non-Christians alike for centuries. Teresa of Avila is a woman with timeless wisdom, a wisdom that is especially apt for spiritual seekers of this new millennium. Walk through the castle with her today.

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This course was previously published as Exploring The Interior Castle: The Mystical Wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila

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Keith J. Egan is the former President of the Carmelite Institute (2007—2012) and the current Aquinas Chair in Catholic Theology Emeritus at Saint Mary’s College, where, in 1984, he founded the college’s Center for Spirituality. Dr. Egan’s doctorate is from the University of Cambridge, England. He lectures widely and has published extensively on Christian spirituality and mysticism as well as on Carmelite spirituality to audiences in North America, Ireland, England and Rome. Dr. Egan has been a charter lecturer of the North American Carmelite Forum and a corresponding fellow of the Institutum Carmelitanum in Rome.
 Praise for Professor Keith J. Egan
“I found Keith Egan’s tapes on Teresa easy to grasp, a summons to further study, and most of all a firm but gentle invitation to deeper prayer. Particularly, I loved his concise yet profound explanation of Teresa’s Prayer of Recollection.”– Fr. Tracy O’Sullivan, O. Carm., Pastor Emeritus, St. Raphael Parish, Los Angeles“In our formation classes for new members, we have used Prof. Keith Egan’s DVDs of Come, Pray with Carmel. We have found his lectures perfect for an overview of Carmel’s tradition of prayer. It made us want to look further into the history of Carmel and all of the traditions that have led us to where we are today. His personal comments were insightful as our new member loved what he said about prayer being leisure for God. The study guide also helped her to ask questions after we watched the DVD.”– Sister Carol Sachse, O.C.D.

  • A Birth to Remember
  • Teresa’s Enduring Masterpiece
  • A Snapshot of Teresa’s Castle
  • The First Dwelling Places: Self-Knowledge and Humility
  • The Second Dwelling Places: Fidelity to the Prayer of Recollection
  • The Third Dwelling Places: A Life Ordered by Love
  • The Fourth Dwelling Places: A Very New World
  • The Fifth Dwelling Places: The Paschal Mystery
  • The Sixth Dwelling Places, Part I: The Language of Love
  • The Sixth Dwelling Places, Part II: The Intensification of Desire and Love
  • The Seventh Dwelling Places: Spiritual Marriage—Heaven on Earth
  • Teresa of Jesus: A More Contemplative Church

10 reviews for Exploring Your Interior Castle: Teresa of Avila and the 7-Stage Journey to God

  1. Sr. Redempta Sweeney, IHM, Bear, DE

    *

    The CDs on Teresa of Avila make her come alive and help you to experience her as a very holy human being. The explanation of her book THE INTERIOR CASTLE was the best that I have ever heard. Dr. Keith Egan is a superb presenter.

  2. Judi Mallett, Carleton Place, ON, CA

    *

    Right topic Right speaker Right speed or cadence Written guide Relevance to my spiritual life These are all the things I look for in an audio program and all my purchase from NYKM have exceeded my expectations. My only complaint is the Zip files which necessitates going from my tablet to my laptop.

  3. Lou

    This course is useful for one desiring to grow in the Spiritual Life.

    This course is useful for one desiring to grow in the Spiritual Life.

  4. Sr. Mary

    Best explanation I have ever heard!

    The interior Castle was the best explanation I have ever heard and easy to follow the presenter. I enjoyed it immensely.

  5. Sr. Carolyn

    excellent

    I am enjoying these talks it is very helpful and informative

  6. Gerard

    Dr. Egan brought the Interior Castle alive for me.

    I had tried several times to grasp the humanity and depth of Teresa of Avila without success, but Dr. Egan brought the Interior Castle alive for me.

  7. Anonymous

    Keith Egan opens up the heart as well as the mind

    Keith Egan opens up the heart as well as the mind by his presentations on Carmelite spirituality. He makes an effort to form as well as inform his listener.

  8. Alice Jean D., Texas

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    The presenter made the reading of this subject come alive and more understandable to me.

  9. Jacqueline D., MO

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Course was presented based on ALL of Teresa’s writings, and not just Interior Castle. Also historical background taken into account. So it led to a deeper understanding of Interior Castle. I also liked the fact that the instructor prayed first before starting the lecture.

  10. Antoinette A., Malta

    2018 Spring Survey

    I had read St Teresa’s works more than once but listening to Dr Keith J. Egan’s lecture I am now understanding and appreciating more what I had read.

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