st-teresa-avila-bookmarkBe gentle to all, and stern with yourself.

God, deliver me from sullen saints.

Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds.

In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.

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.

It is true that we cannot be free from sin, but at least let our sins not be always the same.

Love turns work into rest.

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.

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.

Hope, O my soul, hope. You know neither the day nor the hour. Watch carefully, for everything passes quickly, even though your impatience turns a very short time into a long one.

Union is as if in a room there were two large windows through which the light streamed in it enters in different places but it all becomes one.

 

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