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In speaking of the soul we must always think of it as spacious, ample and lofty; and this can be done without the least exaggeration, for the soul’s capacity is much greater than we can realize, and this Sun, Which

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Mystical Prayer

That person to whom I referred just now said that the favor which God had granted her had taught her two things: first, she learned to have the greatest fear of offending Him, for which reason she continually begged Him

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Omissions

“I once heard a spiritual man say that he was not so much astonished at the things done by a soul in mortal sin as the things not done by it.” Teresa of Avila: First Mansions-Chapter Two ‘Take the pound from

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Can Rachel Wear White?

Tree of Life: Part Two I want you to consider what will be the state of this castle, so beautiful and resplendent this Orient pearl, this tree of life, planted in the living waters of life–namely, in God–when the soul falls

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Tree of Life

I want you to consider what will be the state of this castle, so beautiful and resplendent this Orient pearl, this tree of life, planted in the living waters of life–namely, in God–when the soul falls into a mortal sin. (Teresa of

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