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Ana de San Bartolome

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226143712

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226143736.001.0001

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Autobiography of Ana de San Bartolomé

Autobiography of Ana de San Bartolomé

(p.37) Autobiography of Ana de San Bartolomé
Autobiography and Other Writings
University of Chicago Press

This chapter presents English translations of Ana de San Bartolomé's autobiography, which offers a glimpse into the nature of monastic life during late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century Spain. In her autobiography, Ana describes memories of her childhood, her struggles for the religious vocation, her early relationship with the Carmelites, her becoming a Carmelite, the first steps in her Carmelite life, her love of God and love of others, her time as a companion and nurse to Saint Teresa of Avila, her time at the Discalced Carmelite Convent of Saint Joseph of Avila, her visions and revelations, and her travel to France and Flanders.

Keywords:   Ana de San Bartolomé, autobiography, monastic life, Spain, religious vocation, Saint Teresa of Avila, Discalced Carmelite Convent, France, Flanders, revelations

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