Telling the story of a layman she knows, St. Teresa explains that we can practice obedience and the trials and distractions that result do not disturb our prayer because the Lord repays us well.
One recognizes purgative dryness in that “the soul is powerless in spite of all its efforts to meditate and make use of the imagination"
... to commune with God within the recesses of our soul through abandonment. There lies the key to God’s love and peace.
How I wish I could fill you with these thoughts... so that there is nothing before you but God! Then, what peace, what joy we might experience
"Nothing whatsoever can happen except as it pleases God to allow it. And, in regard to that, I am completely at peace."
In society, the sound principles of love and forgiveness must once again blossom and be practiced universally
I am reading Elizabeth of the Holy Trinity. I love her. I want to live a life of Heaven, as Elizabeth says
Some verses alone of that divine book scattered my doubts and caused an unexpected and indefectible light to fall on my eyes
If you desire to discover peace and consolation for your soul and to serve God truly, do not find your satisfaction in what you have left behind