Marie du jour: 9 May

His Majesty well knows that I can boast only of His mercy, and since I cannot cease being what I have been, I have no other remedy than to approach His mercy and to trust in the merits of His Son and of the Virgin, His Mother, whose habit I wear so unworthily, and you wear. Praise Him, my daughters, for you truly belong to our Lady.

Saint Teresa of Avila
The Interior Castle: Third Dwelling Places, Chapter 1

Juan_Rodríguez_Juárez_-_The_Virgin_of_the_Carmen_with_Saint_Theresa_and_Saint_John_of_the_Cross_-_Google_Art_Project
The Virgin of the Carmen with Saint Theresa and Saint John of the Cross
Juan Rodríguez Juárez (1675 – 1728)
Oil on canvas
Museo Nacional del Arte, Mexico
The Interior Castle, First Dwelling; The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila 
Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. and Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D. (unless otherwise noted)
Published by ICS Publications, Washington DC 
Copyright © 1976 by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelite Friars, Inc.

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