With these quality prayer cards we call on the intercession of Saint Teresa of Avila. St. Teresa lived during the Protestant Revolt of the 1500s, and she worked toward reform as well, not only of the Church but of herself. She secretly joined a Carmelite convent when her devout father had other plans to enter her in an Augustinian convent to break her of her worldly teenage ways. An extrovert who enjoyed socializing, she was also a contemplative who thought deeply about the Faith and wrote extensively. She spearheaded changes in many lax convents in Spain and opened several new convents as well. She was a diligent worker with a sharp sense of humor and an even sharper sense of practicality. Her writings reveal that she was given the gift of mystical theology, through which God revealed to her understandings of the Faith few possess. As such, she received the extraordinary title of Doctor of the Church. Her writings and attractive personality make St. Teresa of Avila a much loved and sought-after intercessor and spiritual friend.