St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila (c. 1515-1582)

“True perfection consists in the love of God and of our neighbor, and the more nearly perfect is our observance of these two commandments, the nearer to perfection we shall be.”

  • From Interior Castle (First Mansions, chapter II) by St. Teresa of Avila, translated by E. Allison Peers (Dover Publications, 2007). The background image of St. Teresa is licensed under Creative Commons 4.0 (CC 4.0).


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