ST. TERESA, TOO, WAS SHOWN HELL
St. Teresa, 1515-1582, was given a vision of HELL. She said of this experience:
"The humble man never forgets that Christ had delivered him from the fires of Hell."
One of the most unforgetable experiences in St. Teresa's life was her famous vision of HELL which she considered a "most signal favor" from God. She beheld souls tormented by fire and despair, saw the place the devils had prepared for her because of her sins, and realized most vividly that only God's mercy had delivered her from such terrible and enduring torments (Life, Chapter XXXII). This vision of HELL was one of the significant events in St. Teresa's life that led ultimately to the foundation of the Carmelite Reform; but it also influenced her to thoughts of humility. Her words on humility are often related to HELL.