Quote of the day, 4 May: St. Teresa of Avila

I see clearly that the martyrs did nothing of themselves in suffering torments, for the soul well knows that fortitude comes from another.

Saint Teresa of Avila
The Book of Her Life: Chapter 16

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.

Featured image: Detail from a historic photograph of Republican soldiers in the Church of Sigüenza, Guadalajara during the early months of the Spanish Civil War (1936). From the photojournalism collection in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.

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