St Teresa of Jesus completed her spiritual
masterpiece "The Interior Castle",
in 1577. In this work, she has depicted the
spiritual life as a journey to the center
of the castle of the soul. She provides a
rich metaphorical narrative, drawn from a
lifetime of prayer and intimate contemplation
of Jesus, her spiritual spouse.
"The Citadel Within"
the deep riches of these metaphors,
the reader with a means of entering
deeply into the spirit of St