Teresa de Jesus, produced in 1984 as a mini-series for Spanish television. It is an absolute jewel of a film and the saint is magnificently portrayed by the Spanish actress Concha Velasca, who I think bears a remarkable resemblance to Teresa. The series is faithful to the writings of St. Teresa which, if one is familiar with them, one recognizes the scenes or recalls her wonderful descriptive prose describing the events and the persons involved, not to mention her teaching on prayer. Watching this film is the next best thing to actually being present with her in these circumstances. The historical accuracy is incredible for a theatrical production. One of the most edifying aspects of the series is how it traces Teresa's conversion story - she is a wonderful saint for sinners.
Last evening I watched the episode which included her friendship with a wayward priest, to whom she made her confessions and sought guidance. (Read Peers translation here - Chapter 5 of Autobiography.) I was touched by her charity and reverence for his supernatural vocation despite her knowledge of his infidelities. It was through her friendship with the the priest that he was able to break free of an adulterous affair. The lesson was well taken, and hopefully from now on I may follow suit and become less chastening in my remarks concerning errant clergy.
St. Teresa's feast day is this Thursday, October 15. If you haven't read her, try to do so - I found her Autobiography to be the best place to start - it contains excellent teaching on prayer. Her style is easy to understand. I think the very best translation of her work has been done by the Institute of Carmelite Studies. Her Life (Autobiography) is available in Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, Vol. I through Amazon.com
Art: Communion of St. Teresa, Claudio Coello. St. Peter of Alcantara giving communion to St. Teresa of Avila. Source - I had copies of paintings done by this company before - their work is excellent - perfect hand painted copies of the original at very modest prices.