Saint Teresa of Ávila

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Teresa of Avila

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

“We shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness, we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble.”  (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. Teresa of of Jesus, […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Teresa of Avila

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

“All things fail; but Thou, Lord of all, never failest!” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus, Chapter XXV) The Memorial of St. Teresa of of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1515 – 1582) is October 15. Please share on social media. Print this entry

The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa’s Diamond

St. Teresa's Interior Castle

The De Beers Jewelry marketing slogan of “Diamonds are Forever” might have been a perfect catchphrase for Saint Teresa’s “Diamond”, better known to us as the Interior Castle. However, this company was not yet around in 1577 when she was ordered to write another book. “Forever” was a well-chosen word because of the properties and symbolism inherent in the diamond. […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Teresa of Avila

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

“It is no small pity, and should cause us no little shame, that, through our own fault, we do not understand ourselves, or know who we are.” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, Interior Castle, First Mansion, Chapter 1) The Memorial of St. Teresa of of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1515 – 1582) is October 15. Print this entry

St. Teresa and St. Thérèse

St. Thérèse of Lisieux (left) and St. Teresa of Avila (right)

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal Many of you probably have seen the 1965 film entitled The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews as Maria Von Trapp and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. The first verse of the theme song goes like this: Climb every mountain, Search high and low, Follow every highway, Every path you know. Do you […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Teresa of Ávila

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

  “Christ has no body now but mine. He prays in me, works in me, looks through my eyes, speaks through my words, works through my hands, walks with my feet and loves with my heart.” (St. Teresa of Ávila) The Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1515 – 1582) is October 15. Print […]

If Only You Knew… St. Teresa and the Four Waters of Prayer

"Christ and the Woman of Samaria" (detail) by Paolo Veronese

“If you knew the gift of God.” Jesus tired and thirsty sat down at a well and there encountered a Samaritan woman who had come to draw water. Asking her for a drink, “He said to her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, Give me a drink, you would have asked him and […]

His Power

Photography Copyright © by Carmelite Sisters

“Let us go forth to see ourselves in Thy beauty.” Postulancy is the first stage of religious life and no matter how old one is, or how much life experience one has, this initial introduction to life in the convent has a way of dismantling any existing illusions of self-sufficiency.  Religious life is a supernatural life of faith that is […]

Daily Catholic Quote — from St. Teresa of Avila

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

“I was helped in having a deeper desire to undergo difficult trials, and I was left with a longing to serve our Lady since she deserved this so much.” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1515-1582), is October 15. Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day from St. Teresa of Avila

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

“So dearly does His Majesty love us that He will reward our love for our neighbor by increasing the love which we bear to Himself, and that in a thousand ways.” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church) The Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1515-1582), is October 15. Print this entry