You know, Mother, the way Jesus showed me from the time I was little was the same way He traveled, the way He loved; and because He loved me, He sought to nourish my poor soul in suffering. My life is divided into two periods: the first, more or less from the age of reason until my First Communion. Jesus filled me with favors both in the first period as well as in the second: from my First Communion till now. Or better still, until my soul enters the harbor of Carmel.
Saint Teresa of the Andes
Griffin, M D & Teresa of the Andes, S 2021, God, The Joy of My Life: A Biography of Saint Teresa of the Andes With the Saint’s Spiritual Diary, ICS Publications, Washington DC.