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

The least that any of us who has truly begun to serve the Lord can offer Him is our own life. Since we have given the Lord our will, what do we fear? It is clear that if someone is a true religious or a true person of prayer and aims to enjoy the delights of God, he must not turn his back upon the desire to die for God and suffer martyrdom.

For don’t you know yet, Sisters, that the life of a good religious who desires to be one of God’s close friends is a long martyrdom?

Saint Teresa of Avila

The Way of Perfection, Chap.12, no. 2

Ávila. Presentando armas. Despedida de la Legión Condor. Guerra Civil.
Ávila. Presentando armas. Despedida de la Legión Condor. Guerra Civil.
Foto Mayoral Encinar. 1939. 
Archivo Rafael Gómez Benito.
See more photos like this at avila.es on Flickr

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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  1. Kinda sad to see the Spanish civil war soldiers being held up as examples to be followed, lot of evil on both sides, the Church had not and did not conduct itself in a Holy way. Franko maybe helped the church at the expense of the Faith, for all the years of his rule his people were oppressed….(you don’t have to post this, I just needed to say it.)

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