Marie du jour 2023, 12 May: St. Teresa of Avila

On the feast of the Nativity of our Lady, I feel special joy. When this day comes, I think it’s good to renew my vows.

And once while I was about to do so, the Blessed Virgin, our Lady, appeared to me through an illuminative vision; and it seems to me I renewed them in her hands and that they were pleasing to her.

This vision remained with me for some days, as though she were next to me at my left.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Spiritual Testimonies, 43
Seville, 8 September 1575
Renewal of vows in our Lady’s hands

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.

Featured image: This stained glass image depicting the birth of the Virgin Mary is a medieval window from the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. Image credit: Fr Lawrence Lew OP (Some rights reserved)

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