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“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”
Teresa of Ávila
“May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.”
Teresa of Ávila
“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.”
Teresa of Ávila
tags: love
“Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.”
Teresa of Ávila
“Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which to look out
Christ's compassion to the world
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about
doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.”
Teresa of Ávila
“It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves.”
Teresa of Ávila
“May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing that you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, danse, praise and love.
It is there for each and everyone of you.”
Teresa of Ávila
“Thank God for the things that I do not own.”
Teresa of Ávila
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God.”
Teresa of Ávila
“If this is how you treat your friends, no wonder you have so many enemies.”
Teresa of Ávila
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
Teresa of Ávila
“Love turns work into rest.”
Teresa of Ávila
“The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes.”
Teresa of Ávila
“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.”
Teresa of Ávila
“The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.”
Teresa of Ávila
tags: love
“God save us from gloomy saints!”
Teresa of Ávila
“Trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.”
Teresa of Ávila
“Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself.”
Teresa of Ávila
“This Beloved of ours is merciful and good. Besides, he so deeply longs for our love that he keeps calling us to come closer. This voice of his is so sweet that the poor soul falls apart in the face of her own inability to instantly do whatever he asks of her. And so you can see, hearing him hurts much more than not being able to hear him… For now, his voice reaches us through words spoken by good people, through listening to spiritual talks, and reading sacred literature. God calls to us in countless little ways all the time. Through illnesses and suffering and through sorrow he calls to us. Through a truth glimpsed fleetingly in a state of prayer he calls to us. No matter how halfhearted such insights may be, God rejoices whenever we learn what he is trying to teach us.”
Teresa of Ávila, Interior Castle
“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”
Teresa of Ávila
“I am quite sure I am more afraid of people who are themselves terrified of the devil than I am of the devil himself.”
Teresa of Ávila, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself
“The devil frequently fills our thoughts with great schemes, so that instead of putting our hands to what work we can do to serve our Lord, we may rest satisfied with wishing to perform impossibilities.”
Teresa of Ávila, Interior Castle
“Untilled ground, however rich, will bring forth thistles and thorns; so also the mind of man.”
Teresa of Ávila
“In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.”
Teresa of Ávila
“It is of great importance, when we begin to practise prayer, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts.”
Teresa of Ávila, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself
“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.”
Teresa of Ávila, Complete Works St. Teresa Of Avila, Volume III
“For if the will has nothing to employ it and love has no present object with which to busy itself, the soul finds itself without either support or occupation, its solitude and aridity cause it great distress and its thoughts involve it in the severest conflict.”
Teresa of Ávila, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself
“God withholds Himself from no one who perseveres.”
Teresa of Ávila
“. . . it is presumptuous in me to wish to choose my path, because I cannot tell which path is best for me. I must leave it to the Lord, Who knows me, to lead me by the path which is best for me, so that in all things His will may be done.”
Teresa of Ávila, Interior Castle
“Vivo sin vivir en mí... muero porque no muero. (I live without really being alive... I die because I am not dying.)”
Teresa of Ávila

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