Monday, October 15, 2012

Spiritual Insights from a Master: St. Teresa Avila

Saint and Doctor of the Church

St. Teresa of Avila speaks also of how a young soul striving to approach the Lord more deeply, as personified by moving through rooms in a castle, will benefit from others who are on the same path.
It is a very great thing for a person to associate with others who are walking in the right way: to mix, not only with those whom he sees in the rooms where he himself is, but with those whom he knows to have entered the rooms nearer the centre, for they will be of great help to him and he can get into such close touch with them that they will take him with them”. (Interior Castles)
St. Teresa of Avila on holy water:
"From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight and prevent them from coming back again. They also flee from the cross, but return; so holy water must have great value."

"Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds. "

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