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Original scientific paper

Communion in Teresa of Avila

Edvard Punda   ORCID icon ; Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Split

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APA 6th Edition
Punda, E. (2015). Zajedništvo kod Terezije Avilske. Služba Božja, 55 (3-4), 375-390. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Punda, Edvard. "Zajedništvo kod Terezije Avilske." Služba Božja, vol. 55, no. 3-4, 2015, pp. 375-390. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Punda, Edvard. "Zajedništvo kod Terezije Avilske." Služba Božja 55, no. 3-4 (2015): 375-390.
Punda, E. (2015). 'Zajedništvo kod Terezije Avilske', Služba Božja, 55(3-4), pp. 375-390. Available at: (Accessed 26 February 2021)
Punda E. Zajedništvo kod Terezije Avilske. Služba Božja [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2021 February 26];55(3-4):375-390. Available from:
E. Punda, "Zajedništvo kod Terezije Avilske", Služba Božja, vol.55, no. 3-4, pp. 375-390, 2015. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 26 February 2021]

The article treats the idea of communion in Teresa of Avila, a saint and Doctor of the Church (1515­1582). Although she did not systematically concern herself with theology, Teresa left us real spiritual and theological wealth in her works. They are our main source for Teresa’s understanding of communion. Tere­ sa thinks the union as a nun. Her vision of communion stems from her relationship with God, realized as a monastic existen­ ce. Her works are at the same time the description of her inner experiences, her own experience of faith, and also pedagogy of religious life (especially the prayers), incentives for the nuns of her convents. Just these two inseparable realities determine the structure of this article. That is why the theological foundation and concrete instructions related to living and understanding the communion at Teresa are inseparable. Since the article is publis­ hed in the Year of Consecrated Life, at some points, along with Teresa’s thoughts, we also mention the thoughts and incentives of Pope Francis included in his Apostolic Letter to All Consecrated People on the Occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life. By this we want to show that Teresa’s thoughts are still topical.

Teresa of Avila; communion; love; communication; monasticism; friendship

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