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Why Am I in Pain?

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four “For sometimes our Lord leaves these individuals in their natural state, and then it seems all the poisonous creatures from the outskirts and other dwelling places of this castle band together

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The Now!

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Three When we reach the Seventh Mansions of the Interior Castle, God reduces or eliminates spiritual raptures and ecstasy. Teresa says, “I am amazed as well to see that when the soul

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 3

Simplicity

In all the things that have been created by so great and wise a God there must be many secrets by which we can profit, and those who understand them do profit by them, although I believe that in every

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 2