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 →