Teresa (1515–1582), a Spanish mystic, is considered to be one of the most profound spiritual teachers in the history of Christianity. The Interior Castle is Teresa’s masterpiece. This volume provides readers with opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of her influeential writing and will prove to be impactful both for those seeking to research her teaching and for personal devotion.
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“Our faith is so dead that we desire what we see more than what faith tells us” (Page 50)
“The whole aim of any person who is beginning prayer—and don’t forget this, because it’s very important—should be that he work and prepare himself with determination and every possible effort to bring his will into conformity with God’s will.” (Page 52)
“It is that we consider our soul to be like a castle made entirely out of a diamond or of very clear crystal, in which there are many rooms, just as in heaven there are many dwelling places.” (Page 35)
“Rather, let’s strive to make more progress in self-knowledge, for in my opinion we shall never completely know ourselves if we don’t strive to know God. By gazing at His grandeur, we get in touch with our own lowliness; by looking at His purity, we shall see our own filth; by pondering His humility, we shall see how far we are from being humble.” (Page 43)
“Humility is the ointment for our wounds because if we indeed have humility, even though there may be a time of delay, the surgeon, who is our Lord, will come to heal us.” (Page 62)
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Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) was a Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, author during the Counter Reformation, and contemplative theologian.