The priest who collaborated with St. Teresa of Avila in reforming the Carmelite order writes from his native Spain. He shares his story of growing up poor, answering God's call to the religious life and the priesthood, and why reform is necessary in all of our lives. Along the way, he also tells about the origin of the Carmelite order.
Each letter is accompanied by hands-on activities and a tasty recipe related to St. John of the Cross.
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