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The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus


The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus

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    Of Avila Teresa (Author)
Excerpt: ...I wish now to go on with the story of my life. Our Lord grant that I have been clear enough in what I have hitherto said! I feel assured that he will understand me who has had experience herein, and that he will see I have partially succeeded: but as to him who has had no such experience, I should not be surprised if he regarded it all as folly. It is enough for him that it is I who say it, in order to be free from blame: neither will I blame any one who shall so speak of it. Our Lord grant that I may never fail to do His will! :Amen. 1 . Ch. xxv. §: 26 . 2 . Ch. xv. §: 6 . 3 . Ch. xxxiii. : the foundation of the house of St. Joseph. 4 . Ch. xxv. §: 23 . 5 . The Bollandists, n. 185, attribute some of the severity with which her confessor treated the Saint to the spirit of desolation with which he was then tried himself: and, in proof of it, refer to the account which F. :Baltasar Alvarez gave of his own prayer to the General of the :Society. 6 . See Relation, vii. §: 7 . 7 . St. John of the Cross, Mount Carmel, bk. ii. ch. 22, §: :14. 8 . The visions of the Saint began in 1558 (De la Fuente) or, according to Father Bouix, in :1559. 9 . St. Luke xvi. 28: 'Ne et ipsi veniant in hunc locum :tormentorum.' Chapter XXVII. The Saint Prays to Be Directed by a Different Way. Intellectual :Visions. 1 . I now resume the story of my life. I was in great pain and distress: and many prayers, as I said, :1 were made on my behalf, that our Lord would lead me by another and a safer way: for this, they told me, was so suspicious. The truth is, that though I was praying to God for this, and wished I had a desire for another way, yet, when I saw the progress I was making, I was unable really to desire a change,--though I always prayed for it,--excepting on those occasions when I was extremely cast down by what people said to me, and by the fears with which they filled :me. 2 . I felt that I was wholly changed: I could do nothing but put myself in the hands of...
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  • PDF | 176 pages
  • Of Avila Teresa (Author)
  • (23 Aug. 2012)
  • English
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