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In the Bleak Mid-Winter

Yet it was you who took me from the womb; you kept me safe on my mother’s breast. On you I was cast from my birth, and since my mother bore me you have been my God. (Psalm 22.9-10) I

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Contemplation and Service

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four Teresa of Avila divides The Interior Castle into “Seven Mansions” with subdivisions totaling 27 chapters. (For a detailed summary – see A Tour of the Interior Castle.) We’re currently studying the Seventh

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20,000

This blog is small by blogging standards. But, I didn’t expect my observations about the writings of a 16th century Carmelite nun to generate a lot of mainstream interest. Nevertheless, I have now reached 20,000 views for this blog. There

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A Tour of the Interior Castle

A Tour of the Interior Castle Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle Even those devoting much of their life to studying spiritual literature find the Interior Castle a complex book. Richard Foster, founder of Renovare and author of the classic spiritual formation book Celebration of Discipline said, “For

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