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. .
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
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"
Like many great leaders, Teresa had an inspiring vision of humanity. Her vision is not naive - it is the work of a sixty-two year old woman who had encountered plenty of conflict in her time. But it is hard to beat in terms of seeing potential and beauty in every person who has lived, … Continue reading Teresa’s Vision
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