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Autobiography and Other Writings

Ana de San Bartolome


Ana de San Bartolomé (1549–1626), a contemporary and close associate of St. Teresa of Àvila, typifies the curious blend of religious activism and spiritual forcefulness that characterized the first generation of Discalced, or reformed Carmelites. Known for their austerity and ethics, their convents quickly spread throughout Spain and, under Ana's guidance, also to France and the Low Countries. Constantly embroiled in disputes with her male superiors, Ana quickly became the most vocal and visible of these mystical women and the most fearless of the guardians of the Carmelite Constitution, espec ... More

Keywords: religious activism, reformed Carmelites, autobiography, convents, Carmelite Constitution, monastic life, Spain, St. Teresa of Àvila, France, Ana de San Bartolomé

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226143712
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226143736.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ana de San Bartolome, author