Being in prayer on the feastday of the glorious St. Peter, I saw or, to put it better, I felt Christ beside me; I saw nothing with my bodily eyes or with my soul, but it seemed to me that Christ was at my side—I saw that it was He, in my opinion, who was speaking to me.
Saint Teresa of Avila
The Book of Her Life, chap. 27, no. 2
The Risen Jesus is the indefatigable wayfarer, full of love and understanding, who always walks with us and never abandons us. As we make our way along the paths of this world, we are never alone.
Humanity journeys throughout history, sometimes with much uncertainty and fatigue, but never in complete solitude. People walk from day to day, full of pain and uncertainty, but never abandoned.
The presence of the Risen Lord in our own personal lives and in human history gives us reason to hope and new strength to continue living and striving.
Bishop Silvio José Baez, o.c.d.
Homily, Third Sunday of Easter
23 April 2023
Note: On 24 April 1614 Teresa of Avila was beatified in Rome by Pope Paul V.
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.
Translation from the Spanish text is the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.
Featured image: Monjas Carmelitas ante Ávila by the Italian painter Guido Caprotti was executed in oil on canvas in the year 1938. It forms part of the Caprotti Collection in the Palacio Superunda, Avila. Image credit: Discalced Carmelites
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