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  • Writer's pictureDr. Anthony Lilles

St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Jesus draws us to the light of Christ. She does this by moving our minds, our imaginations and our hearts into the humanity of the Lord. She baptizes our imagination with the night of the Agony in the Garden so that the King might illumine us. She explains His teachings on prayer to help us see just how far heaven is beyond what we can see. She exhorts us to be mindful of His majesty and humbled by His great love so that when we ask we might receive. She argues that our prayer lives by His Body and Blood so that no matter how sublime the experiences we might have, we will stay grounded in real life. We need this mystical wisdom in these difficult days—for it reminds us about who we are and of the great things to which we are called. For more on this amazing Doctor of the Church: https://stpaulcenter.com/unmasking-popular-spiritualities-what-teresa-of-avila-can-teach-us-today/

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