Take Refuge: A Contemporary View of The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Ávila takes to heart the classical Christian calling to care for the outsider, the individuals who dwell on the margins. Recognizing today’s complex cultural context, in which refugees worldwide present pervasive humanitarian challenges, Patricia Greene seeks—in the most revered work of a sixteenth-century Carmelite nun—the guidance for Christians who desire to respond to those challenges.
By treating the spiritual territory explored by St. Teresa as a place, Take Refuge presents exploration as a kind of travelogue journey where the reader accompanies the author. She entwines her experiences with “the outsider,” her perceptions of the contemporary world, and her descriptions and explanations of The Interior Castle to create a work that spans five centuries and derives its power from the depths of the tradition it embraces.
Take Refuge: A Contemporary View of The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Ávila shares a compelling and powerful vision for how to live out the Christian faith, discover ways to welcome the outsider, and draw strength along the way.