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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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Death of the Butterfly: Part I

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Three Earlier in the Interior Castle we saw the Death of the Silkworm and its transformation into a butterfly (moth): “You must have already heard about his marvels manifested in the way silk originates,

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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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Peace and Power

For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we are weak in him, but . . . we will live with him by the power of God. (2 Corinthians 13.4) “In Seventh Mansions (Spiritual

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