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Prayer, Poetry, and Sex

The Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini Photo Copyright: Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons (Jastrow) – used with permission. The Interior Castle uses metaphors related to marriage and sexuality to help us understand the intimacy and ecstasy we

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 4

The Ecstasy of St. Teresa

Teresa of Avila says, “Our Lord awakens the soul” and “fills it with fervent desire” for Him. This flows from the “very depth of the heart” where Christ resides. To describe this experience, Teresa uses the phrase “delectably wounded”.  We experience a

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 2