Monthly Archives: January 2011

More of Teresa on Contemplation

” Having spoken of the toilsome efforts and of the strength required for watering the garden when we have to draw the water out of the well, let us now speak of the second manner of drawing the water, which the … Continue reading

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John of the Cross on Union

When there is union of love, the image of the Beloved is so sketched in the will, and drawn so vividly, that it is true to say that the Beloved lives in the lover and lover in the Beloved. Love … Continue reading

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Teresa of Avila on Contemplation

“What I call consolations from God, and have elsewhere have termed the Prayer of  Quiet, is something of a very different kind, as those of you will know who by the mercy of God have experienced it. To understand it … Continue reading

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