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Giving up on Prayer – Day 11, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about giving up on prayer? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. LXIV Segovia, July 3, 1574* To Don Teutonio de Braganza, Salamanca The Saint rejects a title of honor. The foundation at Segovia. Trials of prayer. Father Pedro Hernandez. JESUS! May the grace of the Holy Spirit be with your Lordship! I declare that if you address me again by... Read More

Sleep Is Good – Day 25, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about sleep and human frailty? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. CXLVI Toledo, about November 1576* To Father Gracian, Seville Father Gracian’s enemies. His need of sleep. I sent a letter last week by the courier of Toledo in answer to what Paul says about the tongues. When I was speaking to Joseph, he told me to warn Paul that he has... Read More

Getting Things Done – Day 23, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about getting things done? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. CXXX Toledo, November 2, 1576* To Mother Mary Baptist, Prioress Of Valladolid Health of the prioress. Matters of the Order and the convent of Valladolid. JESUS! May the grace of the Holy Spirit be with you. Take no notice of the interior troubles you mention; the greater they... Read More

Prayer that Pleases God – Day 21, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

September 22, 2015 by  
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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about prayer that pleases God? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. CXXVI Toledo, October 1576* To Father Gracian, Seville Father Gracian and the Calced friars. Paul and Joseph. Counsels on prayer. JESUS! May the grace of the Holy Ghost be with your Paternity, my Father. I received three letters from you today by the head courier, and... Read More

Challenges in Prayer:Day 20, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

September 16, 2015 by  
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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about challenges in prayer? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. CXLIII Toledo, November 26, 1576* To Don Luis de Cepeda, At Torrijos Acknowledgment of money received. Sister Beatriz of Malagón. Spiritual advice. JESUS! May the grace of the Holy Ghost be ever with your Honor. I received your letters and the four ducats; the sum will... Read More

How Do We Convert Hearts? – Day 19, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

September 9, 2015 by  
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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about conversion of hearts? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. From the Appendix of Volume I of The Letters of Saint Teresa* St. Teresa’s address to the nuns of the Incarnation on entering the office of Prioress there in October 1571. When the community went into the Chapter room in the morning, they found the Saint sitting at the... Read More

What’s Wrong with “Crazy with Joy”? – Day 17, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

September 2, 2015 by  
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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about being crazy with joy? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. LXXXI Seville, August 12, 1575* To Doña Juana de Ahumada, Alba de Tormes Arrival of their two brothers at San Lucar. Death of Jerome de Cepeda and of Don Lorenzo’s wife. Father Gracian nominated Provincial. JESUS! However, the joys of this life are always accompanied by... Read More

The Blessing of Suffering – Day 15, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about the blessing of suffering? Can suffering be a blessing? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. LXXV Veas, May 11, 1575* To Don Alvaro de Mendoza, Bishop of Avila The Saint speaks of Father Gracian whose acquaintance she made at Veas and of his ordering her to make a foundation at Seville. JESUS! May the grace of the Holy Spirit ever... Read More

Webinar: On the Road to Holiness with Teresa of Avila

August 20, 2015 by  
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If you would like to learn more about the great mystic, Teresa of Avila… …this webinar will open the door of insight into one of the most powerful leaders in the past 500 years of Church history. We have limited seating, so don’t put off your registration! St. Teresa of Avila was and is a spiritual warrior who illumined the path to God and the depths of prayer like no other. Her fame and draw emanate from the... Read More

Peace of Body Isn’t Optional – Day 10, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about the connection between peace of body and peace of soul? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. LXIII Segovia, June, 1574* To the Most Illustrious Señor Don Teutonio de Braganza, Salamanca Congratulations on his safe return. The Saint’s health. Confirmation of the Apostolic Visitors. Projected foundation of a priory at Salamanca. JESUS! May... Read More

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