Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesús (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer.

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Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it.

How is it, Lord, that we are cowards in everything, save in opposing Thee?

If we plant a flower or a shrub and water it daily it will grow so tall that in time we shall need a spade and a hoe to uproot it. It is just so I think when we commit a fault, however small, each day and do not cure ourselves of it.

What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.

Remember that you have only one soul, that you have only one death to die, that you have only one life. . . . If you do this there will be many things about which you care nothing.

Prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

Take God for your spouse and friend and walk with Him continually and you will not sin will learn to love and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you.

Untilled soil however fertile it may be will bear thistles and thorns, and so it is with man's mind.

Let nothing disturb thee nothing affright thee, all things are passing, God never changeth.

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

Learn to self-conquest persevere thus for a time and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. As soon you apply yourself to orison you will at once feel your senses gather themselves together: they seem like bees which

More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.

Patient endurance attaineth to all things, who God possesseth in nothing is wanting, alone God sufficeth.

It is here my daughters that love is to be found / not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me although we may more often fail and commit small lapses our gain will be incomparably the greater.

Let nothing disturb thee, Let nothing dismay thee, All thing pass, God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.

I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.

the pain was so sharp that it made me utter several moans, and so excessive was the sweetness caused me by this intense pain that one can never wish to lose it.

God aids the valiant...both to you and to me He will give the help needed.

The feeling remains that God is on the journey too.

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