Quote of the day, 17 August: St. Teresa of Avila

Saint John of the Cross escaped from his prison cell in Toledo during the night of 17-18 August 1578. We share the letter excerpts from 21 and 22 August 1578 in which she describes St. John's harrowing ordeal and her own feelings and thoughts concerning "such a martydom"... "I experience the greatest envy."

The Plague in Seville

"The thought [should] not even enter your mind to go to Seville, whatever may be the need, for they are definitely undergoing a pestilence down there"

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Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. ~ St. Teresa of Avila

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