Friday, October 14, 2011

From St. Teresa of Avila:

Since these dwelling places now are closer to where the King is, their beauty is great. There are things to see and understand so delicate that the intellect is incapable of finding words to explain them, although something might turn out to be well put and not at all obscure to the unexperienced; and anyone who has experience, especially when there is a lot of it, will understand very well.

It will seem that to reach these dwelling places one will have had to live in the others a long while. Although it is usual that a person will have to have stayed in those already spoken about, there is no certain rule, as you will have often heard. For the Lord gives when He desires, as He desires, and to whom He desires. Since these blessings belong Him, He does no injustice to anyone.
Interior Castle, Chap. 1, No. 2

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Byzantine Carmelite Nuns
Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

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