This essay describes the basic structure of Teresa's understanding of spiritual growth as depicted in her seven "dwelling places" in the Interior Castle. It places emphasis upon where God invites our cooperation (cooperative grace) and where God acts alone(operative grace). It includes how this spiritual growth affects our prayer, and our relationships with other people.
Cahill, Anne. 2023. Teresa of Avila's Inward Journey to Spiritual Growth. Obsculta 16, (1) : 112-117. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol16/iss1/10.