Thursday, 15 October 2009

St Teresa of Avila

Today is the Feast day of my Patron Saint- St Teresa of Avila. A women I truly admire.
St Teresa was the foundress of the Carmelite order. A Doctor of our church. She was a great writer and a mystic.
She was born in Avila, Spain- she is also its patroness.
By a life of constant prayer she brought many souls to Jesus. Her writings show her great love of God.
Teresa wrote these beautiful words:
"Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid. All things pass away. God never changes.
Patience obtains everything. God alone is enough".
As St Teresa was especially prayerful for our priests Spiritual Motherhood of Priest says many more words about this, than I can. Pop over and see this wonderful Blog,
I have included just a small part of todays' post
"Christ has no body now, but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ looks compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet
with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands
with which Christ blesses the world."
~ St Teresa of Avila
Pray for us, St Teresa of Avila.

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