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Poetry Reading: Saint Teresa of Jesús, The Birth of a Writer and a Poet

03/28/2015 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saint Teresa of Jesús held a special, privileged place for books during her life. Not only did she consider books important for her work as a writer, but also as a reader. Saint Teresa mainly wrote prose and her most popular poems are those that reflect her mysticism.

In this special event, Instituto Cervantes, contratiempo, Teatro Aguijón and the Guild Complex will be reading the 7 poems of Santa Teresa and some of her famous prose passages. The program will be in Spanish.

Free, but RSVP required. RSVP here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1362180

 

Part of a full celebration of the 500th birthday of Saint Teresa which includes:

DOCUMENTARY: THE MYSTICAL MADE WORD; SAINT TERESA OF JESUS, WRITER

CONFERENCE: TERESA OF JESÚS “QUIJOTE TO THE DIVINE” IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH

POETRY READING: SAINT TERESA OF JESÚS, THE BIRTH OF A WRITER AND A POET.

Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

THE MYSTICAL MADE WORD; SAINT TERESA OF JESUS, WRITER

DOCUMENTARY

Saturday, March 28, 11- 11:35 a.m.

Auditorium

Instituto Cervantes

Duration: 35 minutes without subtitles.

Description: The Mystical Made Word: Saint Teresa of Jesus, writer is a documentary about the journey of Teresa as a writer, and her passion and efforts to turn words into the mystic.  An agile script written by Father Emilio J Martínez, Vicario General, and President of the International Carmelitas Descalzos Commission for the Centenary that features 35 minutes of footage of the impressive Saint figure, and invites the viewer to learn why Teresa writes, what exactly she writes, and the difficulties she faced doing it.  The main idea of the documentary comes from the words of Fray Luís of León in Salamanca: “I never met Mother Teresa but I see her alive in her daughters and her works.”

 

TERESA OF JESÚS “QUIXOTE TO THE DIVINE” IN SEARCH OF THE TRUTH

CONFERENCE

Saturday, March 28, 11:35 – 12:30 p.m.

Auditorium

Instituto Cervantes

Conference Synopsis by P. Celedonio Martínez Daimiel, O.C.D.: “In short strokes I will delineate the historical figure of Teresa of Jesus:  life, work, and mission.  Also, I will try to relate the entire Teresian figure to the quixotic spirit, which in my opinion, is closely related to both the indefatigable quest they do to reach the “Truth,” and the fact that they knew to discover it in the vast plains of La Mancha, where Teresa de Cepeda and Alonso Quijano searched relentlessly.”

 

Details

Date:
03/28/2015
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Venue

Instituto Cervantes
31 West Ohio Street
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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