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Tag Archives: Teresa of Ávila
Let Teresa of Avila teach you about patience
Teresa of Ávila wrote these words on a bookmark she kept in her breviary: Let nothing disturb you; Nothing frighten you. All things are passing. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Nothing is wanting to him who possesses … Continue reading
Posted in Saints Tagged Carmelites, Catholic, Hope, Humility, Patience, Teresa of Ávila, trust 5 Comments
Comforting the One who has comforted you
Do you sometimes get stuck in prayer? You know you should be doing more than telling God about your day, or presenting your needs to Him, but you’re having trouble meditating, or you’re not sure how to do it. When … Continue reading
Posted in Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Corwning With Thorns, Gethsemane, Meditation, Teresa of Ávila 12 Comments
Why is spiritual detachment necessary?
In my post last week we defined spiritual detachment as getting rid of our selfish clinging to things or persons other than God in response to His love for us. Today I would like to address why detachment is necessary. … Continue reading
Posted in Holiness Tagged Carmelite, Detachment, Idols, John of the Cross, Teresa of Ávila 8 Comments
What is Carmelite spirituality?
What is Carmelite spirituality? A couple of readers have asked me this question, and I assume several more have wondered and not asked. So I’m going to write this as a post (for maximum visibility and readership), then make it … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Carmelite Monks, Catholic, Discalced Carmelite, John of the Cross, Teresa of Ávila, Thérèse of Lisieux 19 Comments
Christian prayer is much more than Eastern meditation
A few years ago at Mass in another diocese, the priest began a homily on the importance of daily prayer. I was elated. We hear this far too seldom from the pulpit. My elation soon turned to disappointment, however. He … Continue reading
Posted in Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Meditation, Teresa of Ávila 12 Comments
What is mental prayer and how you can do it?
Catholics divide prayer into 2 broad categories – vocal and mental. Vocal prayer includes prayers written for recitation. Mental prayer is prayer in one’s own words. St. Teresa of Avila wrote, “Mental prayer, in my view, is nothing but friendly … Continue reading
Posted in Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Francis de Sales, Meditation, St. Therese of Lisieux, Teresa of Ávila 9 Comments
Beg, borrow, or
steal buy: Fire Within
In this occasional series of posts, I recommend resources for you and your family in 100 words or less. More detailed reviews may come later. By Fr. Thomas Dubay. Thorough, understandable explanation of Carmelite spirituality. Contains short biographies of Teresa … Continue reading
Posted in Books Tagged books, Carmelite, Catholic, Contemplation, John of the Cross, Prayer, review, Teresa of Ávila 5 Comments
What is contemplation? Part II
There are three major categories of contemplation. The first, which I wrote about last week, is natural contemplation. The second is the contemplation practiced in non-Christian religions. The third is supernatural contemplation. It is this third type of contemplation that … Continue reading
Posted in Openness, Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Contemplation, John of the Cross, Meditation, prayer time, Teresa of Ávila 4 Comments