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“I know a person who, though no poet, composed some verses in a very short time, which were full of feeling and admirably descriptive of her pain: they did not come from her understanding, but, in order the better to enjoy the bliss which came to her from such delectable pain, she complained of it to her God. She would have been so glad if she could have been cut to pieces, body and soul, to show what joy this pain caused her. What torments could have been set before her at such a time which she would not have found it delectable to endure for her Lord's sake?”


Teresa of Ávila, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself
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The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself by Teresa of Ávila
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