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Spiritual Marriage

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Two Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20.21) “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also

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The River

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Two But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. (I Corinthians 6.17) Teresa continues her discussion of becoming “one spirit” with Jesus Christ and explains the distinction between “spiritual betrothal”

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One Spirit

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Two Teresa continues her discussion of our union with Christ and the contrast between Spiritual Marriage and Spiritual Betrothal. (For background on this topic see Christ Living in Us and Joint Ownership.)

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Joint Ownership

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Two Teresa begins this chapter with, “Now then, let us deal with the divine and spiritual marriage”. The Interior Castle uses metaphors related to marriage and sexuality to help us understand the intimacy

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The Room

The Presence of the Trinity: Part III The Constant Presence of the Trinity In the previous post Teresa of Avila talked about the continual presence of the Trinity in our soul in contrast to the intermittent presence of the Trinity

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