Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spiritual Experiences with Substance

Teresa uses the marriage customs of her day to explain Unitive Prayer (i.e. becoming one with Him). This includes: Brief Meetings: A brief time in which we see our future Spouse. (Fifth Mansion) Betrothal Period: The promise to marry and learning to love

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Seeing the Whole

Intellectual Visions Teresa of Avila: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Four In Teresa’s time, a private apartment of a palace could have “an infinite variety of glassware, and earthenware, and all kinds of things, set out in such a way that you could

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Act Now. Speak Later.

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Chapter Four Intellectual Visions An Intellectual Vision leaves a powerful impression in the “depths of the soul” but the actual event eludes description. The content of the Intellectual Vision is also much larger than the

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