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Contemplation and Service

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Four Teresa of Avila divides The Interior Castle into “Seven Mansions” with subdivisions totaling 27 chapters. (For a detailed summary – see A Tour of the Interior Castle.) We’re currently studying the Seventh

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Touches of Love

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Book Three Certainly, if there were no other gain in this way of prayer except to understand the particular care God has in communicating with us and beseeching us to remain with him .

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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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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 3

Blessings

Thus you will understand how important it is for you not to impede your Spouse’s celebration of this spiritual marriage with your souls, since this marriage brings so many blessings, as you will see.  (Teresa of Avila) As we enter

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 1