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“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”
Saint Teresa of Avila
“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
“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.”
Santa Teresa de Jesús
“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.”
St. Teresa of Avila
tags: love
“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.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“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 Avila
“Thank God for the things that I do not own.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“If this is how you treat your friends, no wonder you have so many enemies.”
Santa Teresa de Jesús
“Love turns work into rest.”
Teresa of Avila
“The closer one approaches to God, the simpler one becomes.”
St. Therese of the Child Jesus
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.”
Teresa of Avila
“The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.”
Teresa of Avila
tags: love
“God save us from gloomy saints!”
St. Theresa of Avila
“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“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.”
Santa Teresa de Jesús, Interior Castle
“Trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.”
St. Theresa
“I am quite sure I am more afraid of people who are themselves terrified of the devil than I am of the devil himself.”
Santa Teresa de Jesús, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself
“Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“. . . 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
“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.”
Santa Teresa de Jesús, Interior Castle
“In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.”
Saint Teresa Of Avila
“Untilled ground, however rich, will bring forth thistles and thorns; so also the mind of man.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“It is of great importance, when we begin to practise prayer, not to let ourselves be frightened by our own thoughts.”
Santa Teresa de Jesús, 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.”
Santa Teresa de Jesús, Complete Works St. Teresa Of Avila, Volume III
“God withholds Himself from no one who perseveres.”
St. Teresa of Ávila
“But always when I was without a book, my soul at once became disturbed, and my thoughts wandered.”
Saint Teresa of Avila
“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.”
Santa Teresa de Jesús, The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila by Herself
“The important thing is not to think much, but to love much.”
St. Theresa of Avila

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