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Castles in the Air

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Four Teresa of Avila’s accomplishments are impressive. She was a great theologian, a reformer in the church, and a prolific author which included writing one of the classic books of Christianity. About

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Why We’re Unhappy

[Our] Lord sometimes gives the soul feelings of jubilation and a strange prayer it doesn’t understand. (Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Six) These people aren’t drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk—it’s only nine

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It’s Pink Outside

Reflections on Writing: Part One March 28, 2015 marks the fifth centenary of Teresa of Avila’s birth. It also marks two years of blogging for me. This is my first serious attempt at writing. I had thought about writing for

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Dust in the Eyes

Oh, human blindness! How long, how long shall it be before this dust is removed from our eyes? For although, as far as we ourselves are concerned, it seems not to be bad enough to blind us altogether, I can

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