What is it to experience a mystical union with God and is this only reserved for a select few? No, as Teresa would be the first to point out, this unity and grace is available to each of us as fruits of our baptism. Yet, do we have the temperament and conditioning to sit and… Continue reading A Doorway Into Our Souls: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part IV
Persevering in our journey through the Interior Castle with Teresa of Avila we reflect on the 4th dwelling place.. Finally willing to submit and surrender to God’s working within, we have recognized that the life giving water which suddenly floods our soul is a gratuitous gift. Far greater than we could have imagined, this wellspring of grace… Continue reading A Doorway Into Our Souls: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part III
In continuation of our journey through the Interior Castle with Teresa of Avila we may find ourselves approaching the third dwelling place. Through an initial curiosity and muddling in prayer we have heard God calling us. Rather than waiting at the door we have entered to discover the One who knows us better than we… Continue reading A Doorway Into Our Souls: Praying with Teresa of Avila Part II
Who is this saint, you ask? What does a young 16th Carmelite nun still have to teach us..or better yet, what have we left to learn? Yearn to take an inner pilgrimage, or encounter God in a life changing way? Then, I invite you to join my friend and companion, saint and mystic Teresa of… Continue reading A Doorway into Our Souls: Praying with St. Teresa of Avila
“Formerly one of our nuns managed to irritate me whatever she did or said. The devil was mixed up in it, for it was certainly he who made me see so many disagreeable traits in her.” (The Story of a Soul, St. Thérèse) To a chosen… Continue reading Overcoming annoyance… Lead me on St. Thérèse!
It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday! A place where you can come and bring a past & treasured post to share, and link-up with fellow bloggers! Co-Hosted with Allison Gingras at Reconciled To You. Currently : Contemplating St. Michael Currently, I am thinking today about the feast of St. Michael the Archangel also known as Michaelmas. This… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Contemplating St. Michael
Joy is such a desired virtue and yet so often we settle for poor substitutes or temporary glimpses of happiness. Where is joy to be found and what is required of us? Let's take a walk with the saints and soon-to-be saints today.. The following are my top 15 quotes (in no particular order)… Continue reading Wit & Wisdom: Joy