The soul Is a castle Where God visits And stays For the night And the day And for all Of eternity So immeasurably Glorious Is our soul's hidden Infinity. ~ Inspired by 'The Interior Castle' by St. Teresa of Avila. This website 'chunks' the book into readable sections: click HERE to read. .
The Crystal Castle of the Soul
The soul is a castle Made of shining crystal Where there are many rooms And God delights To dwell in this paradise Whose beauty is beyond All comprehension And no matter how sophisticated The mind We hardly apprehend This crystal-castle image Of sacredness Soul and of God. ~ Inspired by St. Teresa of Avila
Let Nothing Disturb You
In Times of Crisis #2 This was inspired by a prayer of St. Teresa of Avila. ~ Let nothing Disturb you Nothing Frighten you All things May pass Only God Endures And patience Faith and love And whoever Loves God Knows all There is to know All there has ever Been to know. ~ St. … Continue reading Let Nothing Disturb You
Celtic Spirituality (3)
"The universe has all over it, from the heavens above down to the smallest detail on earth, the tell-tale signs of something infinitely greater, beyond it, before it, and giving it purpose"Journey on the Edges, The Celtic Tradition, Thomas O'Loughlin, p.35 This poem was actually inspired by something that the Spanish spiritual leader Teresa of … Continue reading Celtic Spirituality (3)
What is contemplative spirituality? It’s similar to meditation. It can involve silence. It involves stillness and waiting. It is about the inner world but also the world around us. It is also about what can’t be seen. I first learnt about contemplative spirituality from reading The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila. The describes … Continue reading Contemplative Spirituality
A Year of Inspirers (18) – St. Teresa of Avila
Teresa of Avila is remembered on 15th OCtober. I first came across St. Teresa of Avila through her book "The Interior Castle", and it revolutionised the way I thought. "The soul's beauty and capabilities are so immeasurably great" she writes. For me, that said that I mattered, that what was inside was precious and valuable, … Continue reading A Year of Inspirers (18) – St. Teresa of Avila
. The soul is like a castle Made of shining crystal . Where there are Many rooms . And God delights To dwell within this paradise . Whose beauty is beyond All comprehension . And no matter how sophisticated The mind . We hardly apprehend That crystal-castle image . Of a sacred God. . inspired … Continue reading Crystal Castle
Inspiring Quotations: Heaven on Earth
"It is possible to taste heaven here on earth"St. Teresa of Avila
Inspiring Quotations: Seek Within
"The best way to find God is, by his grace, to seek him within ourselves"St. Teresa of Avila, "The Interior Castle"
. Think of the soul As a diamond . Whose many Facets . The light Of God . Enters Reflects . In fascinating Glory . Transforming An ordinary . Human Story. . Inspired by the writings of St. Teresa of Avila .
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