St. Teresa de Avira advises her sisters of the Carmelite order to have talks with scholars of knowledge. People in her contemporary would not have agreed with her on the idea. In the middle ages, the common belief was that sisters should stay inside always. But, St. Teresa believed that openness to critics from outside would have her sisters get better off in talks with those people. It's very much close to our belief in the modern academia of science research.
When you read her works, you know the reason that she was acknowledged as one of the leading saints of the spirit of Concilium Vaticanum Secundum. She always walked a step forward for leading the better life of people not only around her but also those following her.