I’ve signed up for a short course at a local Catholic university. It’s on Teresa of Avila. From the description:
Over six sessions, we will look at Teresa’s life against the background of religious history, considering such themes as the Spanish Inquisition, Jews and Moors in Spain, the rise of Protestantism and the conquest of the New World, and the place of women in society and the Church. Our goal is to understand her significance as a writer, a saint, and a role model for women both for her own time and for us. The principal text will be her Life.
Sounds cool, eh? There is a second part that will be held in the winter term, but we’ll see how this one goes.