Teresa’s Words

Here are a few quotes from my favourite Catholic saint – Teresa of Avila. They come from a book by the C19th Presbyterian writer Alexander Whyte. … and the Kindle edition is gratis which is cheap at twice the price. (N.b. there are some amazing books for Kindle that are free on the Amazon site).

“I were a person who had to advise and guide God’s people, I would urge them to fear no difficulty whatsoever in the path of duty: for our God is omnipotent, and He is on our side. May He be blessed for ever! Amen.

“The true proficiency of the soul consists not so much in deep thinking or eloquent speaking or beautiful writing as in much and warm loving.

“I was once considering what the reason was why our Lord loved humility in us so much, when I suddenly remembered that He is essentially the Supreme Truth, and that humility is just our walking in the truth.

“Rely on the waiting and abounding goodness of God, which is infinitely greater than all the evil you can do. When we acknowledge our vileness, He remembers it no more. I grew weary of sinning before God grew weary of forgiving my sin. He is never weary of giving grace, nor are his compassions to be exhausted.

Teresa of Avila . Santa Teresa an Appreciation: with some of the best passages of the Saint’s Writings. Kindle Edition.

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4 thoughts on “Teresa’s Words

  1. Thanks for posting this. St. Teresa of Avila is one of my favourites. Do you know the prayer she wrote on the inside of her Breviary: Let nothing disturb thee, Nothing affright thee; All things are passing; God never changeth; Patient endurance attaineth to all things; Who God possesseth, in nothing is wanting; Alone God sufficeth.

  2. corrie

    More memories,

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