Saint Teresa of Avila


Saint Teresa of Avila (c. 1515-1582)

“Oh, the secrets of God! I should never weary of trying to describe them to you. If I thought I could do so successfully. I do not mind if I write any amount of nonsense, provided that just once in a way I can write sense, so that we may give great praise to the Lord.”

  • From Interior Castle (Fifth Mansions, chapter I) by St. Teresa of Avila, translated by E. Allison Peers (Dover Publications, 2007).

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