Daily Quote — Saint Teresa of Ávila

"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens

“Saint Teresa of Ávila” (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens


“Although it is a great grace from God to practise self-examination, yet ‘too much is as bad as too little,’ as they say; believe me, by God’s help, we shall advance more by contemplating the Divinity than by keeping our eyes fixed on ourselves, poor creatures of earth that we are.” (St. Teresa of Ávila, Doctor of the Church; Interior Castle, First Mansions, Chapter 2)


The Memorial of St. Teresa of of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1515 – 1582) is October 15.


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