Autobiography of Ana de San Bartolomé

in Autobiography and Other Writings

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780226143712
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226143736 | DOI:
Autobiography of Ana de San Bartolomé

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This chapter presents English translations of Ana de San Bartolomé's autobiography, which offers a glimpse into the nature of monastic life during late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century Spain. In her autobiography, Ana describes memories of her childhood, her struggles for the religious vocation, her early relationship with the Carmelites, her becoming a Carmelite, the first steps in her Carmelite life, her love of God and love of others, her time as a companion and nurse to Saint Teresa of Avila, her time at the Discalced Carmelite Convent of Saint Joseph of Avila, her visions and revelations, and her travel to France and Flanders.

Keywords: Ana de San Bartolomé; autobiography; monastic life; Spain; religious vocation; Saint Teresa of Avila; Discalced Carmelite Convent; France; Flanders; revelations

Chapter.  40827 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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