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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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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 3

Imaginative Visions: Part One

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine We’re discussing an overall theme of “raptures of the soul”. Teresa says, these raptures “carry the soul out of its senses”.  And even though we’re carried out of our senses, “the soul has never

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 9

The Enlargement of the Heart: A Story

I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and my companions. (Acts 26) The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. (Isaiah 6) Their

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Posted in 4th Mansions - Chapter 1