"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Friday, October 18, 2013

Faith Filled Friday: On Patience by Teresa of Ávila

Tuesday, October 15th was the feast day from one our most insightful saints, St. Teresaof Ávila, both a mystic and a doctor of the church.  I have wanted to read her most famous work, The Interior Castle, and it’s on my bookshelf, but I haven’t gotten to it yet.  So many books, so little time.  Perhaps next year.




Connie from her blog, Contemplative Homeschool,  posted this wonderful, well known quote from St. Teresa, so wonderful I'm going to post it too.  Actually it’s not so much a quote, but according to Connie, she wrote it “on a bookmark she kept in her breviary.” 

Let nothing disturb you;
Let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Nothing is wanting to him who possesses God.
God alone suffices.


I think it makes a great little prayer.

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