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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! Never is humility needed more to get to grips […]

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. Now it is […]

Tuesday 15 October

St Teresa of Jesus (M) Romans 1:16-25; Psalm 19:1-4; Luke 11: 37-41 Memorial: Romans 8:22-27; Psalm 19:8-11; John 15:1-8 Make your home in me St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) lived during unsettled times. As a young Carmelite, she needed to be “pruned” of her worldliness before receiving the grace of profound contemplative prayer centred on […]

Monday 15 October

ST TERESA OF avila Galatians 4:22-24,26-27,31-5:1; Psalm 113; Luke 11:29-32 Hearing and Responding The story of the life of St Teresa of Avila is that of a woman who entered the Carmelites and, over the course of years, came to understand through prayer and reflection that God was calling her to an ever-closer relationship and […]

Thursday 13 April

Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116B; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 Wash each other’s feet The quality of our lives as followers of Christ is measured by our dedication to serving one another. We do not all have to be St Teresa of Kolkata. What matters is that we give of our best in […]

Saturday 15 October

St Teresa of Jesus Ephesians 1:15-23, Canticle Isaiah 12:2-6, Luke 12:8-12 God’s work of art Today’s readings claim us all as God’s work of art, created through love. Let us think about that. We can imagine walking into God’s gallery and seeing ourselves, lots of beautiful little paintings, crowded together on the walls. Then, in […]

Friday 23 September

St Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Ecclesiasticus 3:1-11, Ps 144, Luke 9:18-22 The stigmatists visible and invisible Christ imprints on the soul his cross, so that the disciple may make a priestly offering of herself in the world. Christ sometimes desires the stigmata to appear in the flesh of the disciple. Not to bring glory to […]

Thursday 15 October

St Teresa of Avila Romans 3:21-30, Ps 130, Luke 11:47-54 God alone is enough “Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! If you O Lord should mark our guilt, Lord who would survive? But with you is found forgiveness, for this we revere you.”(Ps 130) I can imagine […]