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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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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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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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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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