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The Interior Castle of St Teresa of Jesus of Ávila(0)

April 30, 2021

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

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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

The Interior Castle of
 St Teresa of Jesus of Ávila

Part 4 of 7

St Teresa begins this treatment by asking “the Holy Spirit to speak for me.” The Fourth Mansion is concerned for the first time with the truly supernatural, beyond the natural. It is not about our work in prayer, which has been the focus in the first three Mansions.… More

The Interior Castle of
St Teresa of Jesus of Ávila

Part 3 of 7

The Third Mansion

 St Teresa wrote two chapters on the Third Mansion, and the first three Mansions take up only 30% of the Interior Castle. This section marks the end of the ascetical effort, our work to change ourselves.… More


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