Tessa Bielecki: Tessa Beilecki is a former Carmelite monk who was a Mother Abbess for almost 40 years. She is the author of several critically acclaimed books on Teresa of Avila including "Teresa of Avila: Mystical Writings" and "Teresa of Avila: Ecstasy and Common Sense." She is currently co-director of the Desert Foundation and lives in a hermitage in Crestone, Colorado. Adam Bucko: Adam Bucko is an activist, spiritual director to many of New York City's homeless youth, and co-author of a new award-winning book called "Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation."
"Tessa Bielecki has intuited the spirit of St. Teresa of Avila. This book on St. Teresa is a gem....Intimate union between these two great Teresas is the only explanation." --Willam McNamara, founder of Spiritual Life Magazine "There is no better guide to Teresa of Avila's spirituality than Tessa Bielecki... The accessibility of Tessa's language makes Teresa's life and work--her very being--relevant to those of us who want to answer the impulse to live a life that is both deeply human and holy." --V.K. Harber, co-founder, Samdhana-Karana Yoga: A Healing Arts Center