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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Feast of St. Theresa of Avila

Now we are celebrating the feast of St. Theresa of Avila, a great contemplative who also founded many reformed Carmelite monasteries in Spain. The summer I taught Teresa's Life and Writings plus St. John of the Cross in Spain, I was able to take the students to Avila and to Toledo. It was wonderful to see places where Teresa had lived, but what draws me to her was her ability to teach others about prayer. Her "Interior Castle" is a classic and one I often return to as it explains so much about growth in our relationship with Jesus.

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