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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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Posted in Summaries

Top Blog Posts of 2014: #4 Prayer of Recollection

Top Blog Posts of 2014 We are counting down the top five blog posts for 2014 (based on number of user views). #4 — Prayer of Recollection While I was a little surprised this post had as much activity as it

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Posted in Summaries, Top Five Blog Posts of 2014

The Second Sign a Direct Message Comes from God

Interior Castle – Sixth Mansions – Chapter 3 The Second Sign a Direct Message Comes from God In prior posts, we learned direct messages/personal revelation can come from God. Teresa says  these “locutions” must align with the scriptures. She also says

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 3

Manufacturing Spiritual Experiences

When His Majesty wishes the working of the understanding to cease, He employs it in another manner, and illumines the soul’s knowledge to so much higher a degree than any we can ourselves attain that He leads it into a

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 3

Discipline and Spontaneity

I cannot believe in the efficacy of human activity in matters where His Majesty appears to have set a limit to it and to have been pleased to reserve action for Himself. (Teresa of Avila: Fourth Mansions: Chapter Three) We do things.

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 3