I would not consider any spirituality worthwhile that wants to walk in sweetness and ease and run from the imitation of Christ.
On the fourth step of this ladder of love a habitual yet unwearisome suffering is engendered on account of the Beloved. As St. Augustine says: Love makes all burdensome and heavy things nearly nothing [Cf. Sermo 70, De verbis Domini in Evangelium S. Matthei, para. 3] The bride spoke of this step when, desiring to... Continue Reading →
A genuine spirit seeks the distasteful in God
Saint Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) reflects upon the necessity of striving for perfection
On 9 February 1570 Our Lord appeared to St. Teresa in a vision and commanded her to write about her foundations
As long as my life last it will be a consant immolaion
Seek those things which draw you to the ardor of my love
Give yourself to God!
Elijah, our Father, leads; in our self-denying we follow him