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Interior Castle Questions

September 23, 2012 by  
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Interior Castle Questions

 

Interior Castle Questions — Your Interior Castle questions, please!
Interior Castle Questions

Interior Castle Questions

Dear Friends,

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles are looking for questions on St. Teresa's Interior Castle! Any come to mind?

Seek Him – Find Him – Follow Him

Dan

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For those unfamiliar with Saint Teresa of Avila, also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, she was a reformer of the Carmelite Order in the 1500s.  The Interior Castle, which is also known as The Mansions, is a spiritual classic on authentic meditation. It details the spiritual life and the life of prayer as a journey from the outer mansions to the inner, most intimate mansion, with each mansion representing a different stage in the journey from the beginning, or outer mansions, until one has experienced union with God.  She wrote this book after she had experienced both the spiritual betrothal and the spiritual marriage. St. Teresa of Avila also holds the title of Doctor of the Church.

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Art for this post on Interior Castle Questions: Teresa of Avila, Peter Paul Rubens, 1615, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons. Feature Image Art: Modified detail of Patio interior del castillo de Manzanares el Real (Madrid) (Interior Patio of Manzaneres el Real Castle Madrid), photographed by Eleagnus~commonswiki, 9-February-2005, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons.

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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