NUNO ÁLVARES PEREIRA was born in Portugal on 24th June 1360, most probably at Cernache do Bomjardin, illegitimate son of Brother Álvaro Gonçalves Pereira, Hospitalier Knight of St. John of Jerusalem and prior of Crato and Donna Iria Gonçalves do Carvalhal. About a year after his birth, the child was legitimized by royal decree and so was able to receive a knightly education typical of the offspring of the noble families of the time. At thirteen years of age he became page to Queen Leonor, was received at court and was created a knight.
- On Saturday 15 October at 20.30 pm in preparation of the solemn canonization, Prayer Vigil in the Basilica of St. Teresa of Avila at Corso d’Italia 37.
- On Sunday 16 October at 10.15 am the Solemn Eucharistic celebration and canonization at St. Peter’s Square, Rome.
On Sunday October 18, 2015, Pope Francis presided at Mass in St. Peter’s Square which included the Rite of Canonization. Earlier this year, on June 27, 2015, at the Ordinary Consistory in the Vatican, the Pope approved the canonization of Louis Martin and his wife Zélie.
When Pope Paul VI proclaimed St. Teresa of Avila the first woman Doctor of the Church on September 27, 1970, he selected one of her many titles as the basis for conferring that honor on her: Teresa of Avila, Teacher of Prayer. The same sentiment was expressed by Pope John Paul II in a letter to the Superior
St. Teresa wrote her "Life" slowly. It was begun in spring, 1563,  and completed in May or June, 1565. She complains that she can only work at it by stealth on account of her duties at the distaff;  but the book is written with so much order and method, the manuscript is so free from mistakes,
SAINT TERESA began to write the Interior Castle on June 2, 1577, Trinity Sunday, and completed it on the eve of St. Andrew, November 29, of the same year. But there was a long interruption of five months,  so that the actual time spent in the composition of this work was reduced to
The first disciples of St. John of the Cross, unaffected by the scholasticism which was to prevail afterward, follow his Trinitarian schema. José de Jesús Maria (Quiroga) wrote Subida del alma a Dios (Madrid 1656-59) and Inocencio de San Andrés (d.1620) wrote Teologiá mística y espejo de la vida eterna. Cecilia del Nacimiento (1570-1646) wrote De la transformación del alma en Dios.
As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.
All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."