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Man's Ways Are Not God's Ways

The next two foundations, in Toledo and Pastrana, were characterized by extreme difficulties resulting from the Spanish preoccupation at that time with social rank.  St. Teresa, who came from the merchant class but bore the prestigious title of Doña (pronounced d-oh-nya), had to work with these people whom God often placed in her path as benefactors.  2,902 more words

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The Coming of the Friars

After the second foundation, in Medina del Campo, was accomplished, a very fortuitous event took place in the visiting parlor there.  Fr. John of St. Matthias,  recently  ordained as a Carmelite friar in Medina, came to see Saint Teresa, at her request. 2,408 more words

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Holy Water - St. Teresa of Avila

“I have myself felt an extraordinary consolation when I have used holy water. It is certain that I have felt a great joy and inner peace which I cannot describe, a joy with which my soul was quite refreshed. 87 more words

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Avila & Toledo

We’ve been moving around so much in the past 5 days–moving from different cities and timezones–that sometimes we forget to take a breather and listen to how God is trying to reach out to us today. 133 more words

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…Secondly, you may say that you have neither the power nor the means to lead souls to God; though you would willingly do so, you do not know how, as you can neither teach nor preach as did the Apostles.

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Resting in the Constitutions

After the foundation of the first reformed monastery of Saint Joseph’s in Avila, Spain, Saint Teresa enjoyed a restful time that lasted for about five years.  4,986 more words

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How the Saints Overcame Evil

Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., Postulator for the cause of Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote, “Her beatification challenges us to take a closer look at the question of holiness and its relevance in contemporary society.” 1,971 more words