To Saint Teresa, Carmel owes its élan and its psychology. Carmelite psychology was always realistic. Under the reformer’s influence it became more so.
We can understand that the very loving light and wisdom into which the soul will be transformed is what in the beginning purges and prepares it, just as the fire that transforms the wood
She feels that she has been led into an immense, unbounded desert. And this, for her, is the more delightful, pleasant, and lovely, the deeper, vaster, and more solitary it is.
It is great wisdom to know how to be silent / Grande sabiduría es saber callar
Christ acted this way with his disciples: He told them many parables and maxims the wisdom of which they did not understand
The soul here cannot comprehend God perfectly
The kingdom of light from the kingdom of night
Holy Spirit ray that penetrates everything!
There is much to fathom in Christ
It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and not to compare our lives with others
Wisdom hath builded her house, She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, "Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither"