Jesus be with you, my daughter. The clock will soon strike two, and so I can’t be long, I mean two o’clock in the night. For this reason, I can’t write to the good Nicolao [Fr. Nicolás Doria]; wish him a happy New Year.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Letter 167 to Madre María de San José, Seville (excerpt)
27 December 1576
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.