Quote of the day, 13 July: St. Teresa of the Andes

Yesterday I went on retreat. Our Lord told me I should go to His Father through Him.

The one thing I should strive for in this retreat is to hide and submerge myself in the Divinity in order to know God better and to love Him, and to know myself better and to abhor myself.

He desires me to allow myself to be guided entirely by the Holy Spirit. My life should be a continuous praise of love. I should lose myself in God and always contemplate Him without ever losing sight of Him.

For this reason, I should live in silence and forgetfulness of all created things, since God by His nature always lives alone. In Him, all is silence, harmony, unity.

And to live in Him it’s necessary to become simple, to have no other thoughts or activity: to praise.

Saint Teresa of the Andes

Diary, 56: Retreat of the Holy Spirit (excerpt)

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.

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