Today’s woman, who aspires to get ahead in all fields, can learn a lot from Teresa, that incomparable woman who dominated Spain’s Golden Age. She knew how to get the ear of the great and the rulers of her time. She launched a bold reform and defended it against powerful enemies in an openly masculine and clerical context.
Her intellectual vigor and her tenacity to seek the truth are well-known. Above all, she conquers everyone by what is most womanly in her: a power of loving which, multiplied tenfold by grace, works wonders. St. Teresa is a mother, mother by her divinely educative power. She gives the light with love, a royal love, and it is in this love that her genius resides. We can profit much from the luminous testimony of her fruitfulness.