Tag: Teresa of Avila

Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila was a very strong woman who reformed the Carmelite Order, and is one of the three women doctors of the Church, along with Saints Therese of Lisieux (another Carmelite) and Catherine of Siena (a Dominican). For prayer is nothing else… Continue Reading “Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila”

Christ Has No Body

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582). I am familiar with the poem and have always thought of it as the Prayer of St. Teresa. Christ Has No Body Christ has no body but yours, No hands,… Continue Reading “Christ Has No Body”

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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…

Some Wisdom from Teresa of Avila

When we were in our chapel at morning prayer, I noted how the reading in our breviary (Thursday, Week III) complemented the Gospel reading for the day in which we are admonished to give, forgive, and to not judge. Let us look at our… Continue Reading “Some Wisdom from Teresa of Avila”

There is a Time for Feasting and a Time for Fasting

In today’s Gospel from Matthew 9:14-15 we read: The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is… Continue Reading “There is a Time for Feasting and a Time for Fasting”

St. Teresa of Avila

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.… Continue Reading “St. Teresa of Avila”