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Great Detachment

Great Detachment Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Three In the Seventh Mansions, we are at the center of the Interior Castle (our souls). This is where the King resides. This is where the most intimate exchanges take

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 3

How to Conquer the World

Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Three What surprises me most of all now is that they have just as great a desire to serve him and that through them he be praised and that they may

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Indwelling

In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 1

Meditate. On What?

I am the way, and the truth, and the life. (Jesus) The ways Jesus goes about loving and saving the world are personal: nothing disembodied, nothing abstract, nothing impersonal. Incarnate, flesh and blood, relational, particular, local. (Eugene Peterson: The Jesus

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 7

Illumination

He leads (the soul) into a state of absorption, in which, without knowing how, it is much better instructed than it could ever be as a result of it’s own efforts . . . .” (Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Fourth

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 1