Today is the Feast of Teresa of Avila. So I am
reportingre-posting last year’s picture of the lovely red poppies in Spain.
Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). She was a Doctor of the Church, also a mystic and writer – and truly a practical, down-to-earth woman who saw into the heart of God, and truly made a difference in her world. Teresa reformed the Carmelite Order during the very difficult pass in the Catholic Church of the Spanish Inquisition.
Through it all, she kept her marvelous sense of humor. Once, after being thrown from a carriage into the mud, she said to God, “If this is how you treat your friends, it’s no wonder you have so few of them.” She was serious about her spiritual practices and being observant to, what we would call, strict religious practices. Nonetheless, she enjoyed life to the fullest, and encouraged her sisters to do the same. One wonderful story tells how Teresa danced on the table during recreation!
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I’m not “reporting” last year’s picture, but I am “re-posting” it. 🙂
I have always been inspired by St Teresa of Avila. Your photo is outstanding. Thank you for re-posting!
Glad you liked it, Rebecca. I found the poppies in Spain stunning. I am sure Teresa did too. Blessings on your day, Pat