Saint Teresa of Avila quotes

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St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.
O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utter ...
Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee;
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God sufficeth.
It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.
It is an art apart. Saint Francis of Assisi said--"All saints can do miracles, but few of them can keep hotel."
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace!
Where there is hatred let me sow love;
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The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, ...
Imagine that leader of all the enemy, in that great plain of Babylon, sitting on a sort of throne of smoking flame, a horrible and ...
The picture. A great plain, comprising the entire Jerusalem district, where is the supreme Commander-in-Chief of the forces of goo ...
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