Founders

St. Teresa of Jesus

St. Teresa of Jesus

Biography Teresa de Ahumada was born in Ávila on March 28, 1515. After the death of his wife and with two children, Alonso de Cepeda, her father, married Beatriz de Ahumada. Teresa was the third of the couple’s ten children. She grew up in a very re...
St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross

Biography John of the Cross (Juan de Yepes Álvarez) was born in Fontiveros (Ávila) in 1542. There were three brothers: Francisco, Luis, and Juan. His father, Gonzalo, died when Juan was very little. Gonzalo’s relatives from Toledo disinherited Gon...