V CENTENARY SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Ávila (Spain), August 1st-3rd, 2015
Centro de exposiciones y congresos ‘Lienzo Norte’ (location map)
“Wait a little bit, daughter, and you will see great things”. These words which God used to illuminate Saint Teresa of Avila during the foundation of her second convent inspired and strengthened the faith of any and all who read them. This lesson of life, that Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, Doctor of the Church, gave, fits perfectly with the philosophy
that various Catholic universities have used to organize the Interuniversity Congress “St. Teresa of Avila, Maestra de Vida”, which will be held between August 1st-3rd, 2015 in Avila (Spain), the city where Teresa was born 500 years ago.
The Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Jesús de Ávila (UCAV) has organized this congress, along with the Universidad Católica de Valencia, the universities CEU San Pablo, Abat Oliba CEU and the CEU Cardenal Herrera, the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria and the Universidad San Jorge celebrating this commemoration.
The following partner institutes will also collaborate: Centro Internacional Teresiano Sanjuanista, CITES Ávila, (Spain), Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, (Germany) Theologische Fakultät Trier (Germany), Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät der Universität Wien (Austria), Saint Mary´s University Twickenham of London (U.K.), Fundación Universitaria Española (FUE), and nearly 40 universities of the International Council of Universities of St. Thomas Aquinas (ICUSTA).
The main purpose of this congress is to bring the figure of St. Teresa of Avila closer to those in academia and university circles. The figure of this great mystic will be looked at from different perspectives, including, the impact St. Teresa and her writings have had and will continue to have on the New Evangelization, on our interior and daily lives and on modern society today. While examining the validity and scope of her teachings during this congress, we hope to foster a deeper understanding of her spirituality and to discover her as an example for future generations.
More than 3.000 universities all over the world have been invited to this congress where experts in the figure of St. Teresa and relevant intellectuals from the five continents, philosophers and theologians will be lecturers.
Just to name a few of them:
the Superior General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Fr. Saverio Cannistrà O.C.D., Dr. Steven Payne O.C.D., a member of the Carmelite Institute in Washington;
and the author, print and broadcast journalist, doctor honoris causa, Mrs. Colleen Carroll Campbell. Furthermore, Dr. Claire Marie Stubbemann (Germany),
Dr. Juan Miguel Cancino Cancino (Chile), Dr. Marie Isabelle Alvira (France), Dr. Antonio Mas Arrondo (Spain) and Dr. Marianne Schlosser (Austria).