Labor in the Garden: St. Teresa of Avila and John Milton — Clarifying Catholicism

St. Teresa of Avila, a Carmelite nun, reveals the human body to be Christ’s chosen dwelling place for the mystical union of the soul with Him. Our bodies are not a temporary vessel, but the soil God chooses to plant Paradise. Garden imagery used by St. Teresa in The Book of Her Life and by John Milton in his epic Paradise Lost illustrates and deepens […]

Lizzie Self, University of Notre Dame
Labor in the Garden: St. Teresa of Avila and John Milton — Clarifying Catholicism

“A well-kept, flourishing garden is a perfect image of a properly ordered life with God.” #gardeningtips @lizzie_self5

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