Tessa Bielecki is a former Carmelite monastic nun and abbess. She studied languages and international relations at Trinity College in Washington, D.C., then lived for almost forty years in a monastery. She now lives as a lay hermit in the Colorado desert, where she co-created theDesert Foundation, dedicated to disseminating the wisdom of the world’s desert cultures to foster peace and reconciliation.
She is the author of:
- Teresa of Avila: Mystical Writings (Crossroad 1993)
- Holy Daring: An Outrageous Gift to Modern Spirituality from Saint Teresa, the Grand Wild Woman of Avila (Element Books 1994)
- Wild at Heart: Radical Teachings of the Christian Mystics (CD set) (Sounds True 2006)
To learn more about the work of Tessa Bielecki go to www.desertfound.org.
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 2/18/2009 Program Number: C0101
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