If you desire to possess profound peace in your soul... surrender your whole will to God so that it may thus be united with him
St. Teresa proposes obedience as the solution to the "interior battle" between our self-will and God's will for us: "it means making Him Lord over the free will He has given us."
"I'm sure that the Good Lord wouldn't give you the desire to be POSSESSED by Him — by His Merciful Love — if He didn't reserve this favor for you"
The power of a soul surrendered to love is so great
The priesthood is a mission received from God; it isn't a job
"When I am up above, will you let me help you, scold you even, if I see you are not giving everything to the Master? because I love you!"
The image of the Mother of God demonstrates the basic spiritual attitude which corresponds to woman’s natural vocation
"Do what lies in your power; surrender yourself to me, and do not be disturbed about anything; rejoice in the good that has been given you, for it is very great; my Father takes His delight in you, and the Holy Spirit loves you." Our Lord to Saint Teresa of Avila Spiritual Testimonies: 10 Surrender... Continue Reading →