He helped me a great deal

Pedro-Alcántara_Quito School_18th c.
St. Peter of Alcántara and St. Teresa
meet to plan the first Discalced Carmelite monastery
“Because he was a true lover of poverty and had practiced it for so many years, he knew well the riches that lay within it; so he helped me a great deal and ordered that I should by no means fail to go through with my plan. With this favorable opinion from one who could give the best opinion since he had known about poverty through wide experience, I made up my mind not to go looking for other opinions.”
(The Book of Her Life, Chap. 35, No. 5)
Saint Peter of Alcántara
Quito School, 18th c.
Museo Nahím Isaías, Guayaquil, Ecuador

 

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