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St John of the Cross — The Spiritual Canticle(0)

July 30, 2021

Part 2 of 5

St John of the Cross, the Mystical Doctor of the Church, provides teaching to help us survive and thrive in these testing times. To begin to appreciate his profound wisdom, a wise man told me to begin with the Spiritual Canticle.… More

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The Interior Castle of St Teresa of Jesus of Ávila

Part 7 of 7

We now arrive at the heart of the Castle, or rather, we are admitted into the inner room, the presence chamber, to the spiritual marriage with Christ. The Lord and the soul are at peace and in profound union.… More

The Interior Castle of St Teresa of Jesus of Ávila

Part 6 of 7

The Sixth Mansions are the most complex, longest and dense of the seven Mansions! They occupy eleven chapters compared to the three chapters for the Fourth Mansions. A single reading of the text will not suffice -- a life time is required!… More

The Interior Castle of St Teresa of Jesus of Ávila

Part 5 of 7

The Fifth Mansions mark the growth and development of the new gift of contemplation given in the Fourth Mansions. This section shows St Teresa’s obedience and love for the Lord in writing this book as well as a deep desire to share with others, especially her daughters in Carmel, how deeper prayer is apostolic and effective for the Church.… More


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