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The book of the Foundations - Introduction - Excerpts regarding the founding of the Monasteries

The Book Of The Foundations 
   Of S. Teresa Of Jesus
   Of The Order 
   Of Our Lady Of Carmel
               With 
 The Visitation Of Nunneries,
 The Rule And Constitutions
 Written By Herself
Author: Teresa, of Avila, Saint, 
               1515-1582; 

T
ranslated From The Spanish 
 By David Lewis 
Lewis, David, 1814-1895; 
 Zimmerman, Benedict, 1859-1937
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  ________________________

 THE BOOK OF THE FOUNDATIONS
              OF S. TERESA
 Nil Obstat:
 Edwardus Myers
 Censor Deputatits
 Imprimatur:
 Edm: Can; Surmont
 Vic. Gen.
 Westmonastery
  January  1913.

NEW AND REVISED EDITION 

WITH INTRODUCTION BY
 VERY REV. BENEDICT ZIMMERMAN
 DISCALCED CARMELITE
 DECOR CARMELI ET SARON
 M C M X I I I



The Monasteries of Friars founded
   in her lifetime were these:
1.  Duruelo
      28 Nov.  1568
      ch. xiv. 5.
2. Pastrana
     13 July1569
     ch. xvii. 13.
3.  Mancera .
     11 June, 1570
     ch. xiv. 8.
4. Alcala de Henares
    1 Nov., 1570
    ( Reforma  bk. ii.  ch. xliii. 5.)
5.  Ahomira
     24 Nov. 1571
      (ib. ch. liv. 3.)
6.  La Rod a .
     April, 1572
      
     (ib. bk. iv. ch. xvi. 4. )
7. Granada 
     19 May, 1573
     ( ib. bk. iii. ch. iv. 10.)
8. Penuela
     29 June, 1573
    ( ib. ch. X. 2.)
9.  Seville
     5 Jan., 1574
     ( ib. ch. xxiii. 8.)
10. Almodovar
      7 March, 1575
     ( ib. ch. XXXV. 5. )
11. Mount Calvary
       (Corensuela)
       Dec, 1576
      ( ib. ch. Hi. 4.)
12. Baeza
       14 June, 1579
       ( ib. bk. iv. ch. xliv. 4.)
13. Valladolid
       4th May, 1 58 1
       ( ib. bk. V. ch.xiii. 2. )
14. Salamanca
       1 June, 1581
       ( ib. ch. xvii. 3. )
15.  Lisbon
       19 Feb., 1582
        ( ib. ch. xxiv. 3. )
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 Of these monasteries 
   two were abandoned for a time ;

   the friars removed 
        - from Duruelo 
              to Mancera, 
                     and 
        - from Penuela 
             to Mount Calvary or Corensuela, 
   but they returned to both places afterwards.
.
    

The Monasteries of the Nuns 
  were these:

1. Avila.
    24 August, 1562
                    
                    
  Monastery of  St. Joseph   
  at Avila
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2. Medina del Campo
    15 August, 1567
     ( Life  ch. XXXV. 4. )
     ( Foundations ch. iii. 8. )
                    


                    
 Monastery of St. Joseph 
      at Medina
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3.  Malagon
     11 April, 1568
      ( ib. ch. ix. 5. )
                    


                    

  Monastery of St. Joseph 
       at Malagon
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4. Valladolid
     15 August, I 568

       ( ib. ch. X. 6. )
                    

                       
 Monastery of the Conception
      of Our Lady of Carmel at Valladolid





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5. Toledo
     14 May, 1569
     ( ib.ch.x. 10, note. )
                    


                      
Monastery of  St. Joseph 
       at Toledo
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6. Pastrana
    9 July S 1569
    ( Reforma  bk. ii.  ch. xxviii. 7. )
                    
                    
 Monastery of Our Lady
  of the Conception
    at Pastrana
______________

7.  Salamanca
     1 Nov. 1570
      ( Foundations ch. xix. 2. )
                    
                   
 Monastery of St. Joseph 
     at  Salamanca
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8. Alba de Tormes
     25 Jan. 157 1
      ( ib. ch. xx. 12. )
                    
                     
Monastery of Our Lady 
   of the Annunciation
     at Alba de Tormes
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9. Segovia
    19 March, 1574
     ( ib. ch. xxi. 4. )
                    
                    
 Monastery of St. Joseph 
      at Segovia
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10. Beas  (Veas)
       25 Feb., 1575
       ( ib. ch. xxii. 4. )
                    
                   
 Monastery of St. Joseph
  of the Redeemer
       at Beas
______________
11. Seville
      29 May, 1575
      
       ( ib. ch. xxiv. 12. )
                    
                     
Monastery of St. Joseph of Carmel 
      at Seville
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12. Caravaca
      1 January, 1576
       ( ib. ch. xxviii. 7. )
                   
Monastery of St. Joseph  
      at Caravaca
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13. Villanueva de la Jara 
        21 Feb., 1580
       
       ( ib. ch. xxviii. 31. )
                   
Monastery of St. Anne
at Villanueva de la Jara
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14. Palencia
       29 Dec, 1580
        ( ib. ch. xxix. 8. )
◆◆◆
                   

Monastery of St. Joseph
at Palencia 
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15. Soria
      3 June, 1581
    
       ( ib. ch. xxx. 8. )
                    
Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity
at Soria
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16. Granada
       20 Jan., 1582

        ( Reforma bk. v. ch. xxiii. 4. )


                   

Monastery of St Joseph 
 at Granada
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17. Burgos
      22 April, 1582
       ( Foundations ch. xxxi. 41. )
                    
Monastery of  St. Joseph of St. Anne
at Burgos
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 But two of these foundations 
        were made in the absence of the Saint. 
    That of  Caravaca 
        was made when she was in Seville,
        unable to leave her sisters 
        because of the straits they were in. 
        She, however, 
        made all the necessary preparations, 
            and 
        chose the nuns who were to live there. 
    That of  Granada was made 
        by Anne of Jesus 
           with the help of S. John of the Cross, 
        S. Teresa,
           being at the time,
              unable to make the journey
           because of the foundation 
              to be made in Burgos. 

        She, however, 
           chose the nuns 
              to be sent with Anne of Jesus, 
           and, among others,' 
              gave her Antonia of the Holy Ghost, 
           one of the four nuns 
              who took the habit in S. Joseph's 
           when that house was founded 
              in 1562.
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"S. Teresa, 
    having founded the two houses of friars
           according to the permission 
           of the general, 
    gives no account herself 
           of the other houses 
       which were founded afterwards, and 
       which were thirteen in number. 
She had probably 
     less to do with them 
     than with the monasteries of nuns, 
though she was not unconcerned in them. 
She founded and directed 
     seventeen monasteries of nuns
  in the course of twenty years…"

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         End of excerpts 

    from the Introduction of
   "The Book of the Foundations"    
      regarding the founding 
    of the various Monasteries 
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