"There is no assurance in God's revelations," writes St. John of the Cross. He cites examples from the lives of Saints Peter and Paul where they both need guidance and correction in their ministries.
Saint Teresa's imaginative vision in which the Lord said that she should write "about the foundation of these houses" occurred after she "received Communion, on the second day of Lent, in St. Joseph’s at Malagón", 9 February 1570.
And if I rejoice, Lord, in the hope of seeing you, yet seeing I can lose you doubles my sorrow. Living in such fear and hoping as I hope, I die because I do not die.
I left Paris the day following the anniversary of the death of the Saint. Although I had no desire to go to Flanders, I took this journey...
At the beginning of the Salve Regina, I saw the Mother of God descend with a great multitude of angels
God seemed so present to me that I thought of St. Peter's words: You are Christ, Son of the living God.
May the power of your love fill our hearts also and stir us to ever more generous efforts in your service
God seemed so present to me that I thought of St. Peter's words: You are Christ, Son of the living God
The worst was that interior fire and despair