Tuesday, October 14, 2008

St Teresa of Avila

One of my favourite saints. Feast day October 15.

I have found her writing to be both helpful and practical.

Our table centrepiece today is a book of quotes from St Teresa of Avila, some rosary beads, map of Portugal (ETA - Spain!) and a pic of the Portuguese ( Spanish) flag.

We shouldn't build build castles in the air. The Lord doesn't look so much at the greatness of our works, but at the love with which they are done.
And ~
Not long ago a very learned man told me that souls who do not practice prayer are like people with paralyzed or crippled bodies; even though they have hands and feet, they cannot give orders to these hands and feet.
ETA ~ I had a blonde moment and confused Portugal with Spain. They're close, right? lol! Anny has since printed out the correct map and flag....


Stephanie said...

She is my special patron, Leonie. Her prayers and the prayers of St. Anne are necessary to my life. And the "St Teresa's Bookmark" is finally so deeply a part of me - after a lot of practice - that it is a very good calmative for times of worry. All I have to do is say it repetitively enough to be able to "hear" it interiorly.

"Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you .."

"It is not a matter of thinking much, but of loving much. So do whatever most kindles love in you." St. Teresa of Avila

Greg said...

Love the icon too - where's it from?

Leonie said...

Thanks Stephanie - lovely!

And Greg, you know I have a thing about icons - I did a search to find this one. :-)

molly said...

I love that you have a "thing" for icons, I do too!
Blessed feast day to you and yours.