Avila Preparing for 500th Anniversary of Teresa's Birth. Pope Encourages Organizers
Rome, (Zenit.org) Rocio Lancho Garcia. The Spanish city of Avila is preparing to celebrate the fifth centenary of the birth of the first woman doctor of the Church, Saint Teresa of Jesus, or Teresa of Avila. The commission organizing the commemoration, the Foundation promoted by the Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Diocese of Avila are preparing activities to begin Oct. 15, 2014.