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God’s Presence: Part Two

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Ten One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4) God Lives in Us. We Live in God In the previous post we revisited a major

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 10

A Tour of the Interior Castle

For an Updated Tour of the Interior Castle: Click Here Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle is on several lists of “great books”. It’s included in Notre Dame’s Great Books seminars. Eugene Peterson lists it as one the “basics” of spiritual

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Posted in Summaries

The End of Deception (Intellectual Visions: Part 4)

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Sixth Mansion: Chapter Eight: Intellectual Visions God communicates to us. Sometimes this comes in the form of “appearances and visions”. In this chapter Teresa is talking about a specific kind of vision called an Intellectual Vision.

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 8

Something’s Always Wrong in Paradise

It’s important to break from the heretical idea that the spiritual life is going to be all “favors and consolations”. Teresa of Avila says some have enjoyed spiritual “favors and consolations . . . and think it would be a

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 7

Sorrow for Sin: Part Two

You desire truth in the inward being;      therefore teach me wisdom in my           secret heart. (Psalm 51) We’ve eliminated overt sin from our life. We’re unaware of any significant internal sin. But our

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 7