Marie du jour 2021, May 3: St. Teresa of Avila

On the eve of the feast of St. Sebastian, the first year in which I was prioress at the Incarnation, at the beginning of the Salve Regina, I saw the Mother of God descend with a great multitude of angels and sit in the prioress’s choir stall where there was a statue of our Lady.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Spiritual Testimonies, 21

Ávila. Convento de La Encarnación. "Coro superior donde rezaba Santa Teresa".
Avila, Monastery of the Incarnation, “Upper choir where Santa Teresa prayed” is an engraving from the book “The Third Centenary of Saint Teresa of Jesus” (Vicente de la Fuente, 1882). This was a pilgrim’s manual to assist those visiting the homeland, tomb, and towns where the Saint made foundations or where she is particularly remembered. Printed in Madrid, Imp. de A. Pérez Dubrull. Photo from the J. L. Pajares Archive. Photo credit: / Flickr (All rights reserved)

Teresa of Avila, St. 1985, The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, translated from the Spanish by Kavanaugh, K; Rodriguez, O, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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