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Attentiveness

Interior Castle: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Six We’ve moved deep into the Interior Castle, but have not yet reached the Seventh Mansions “where in a wonderful way the soul never ceases to walk with Christ our Lord but is ever in

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Posted in 3rd Mansions - Chapter 1

A Leadership Problem

According to Teresa, “God gives these souls [in the Sixth Mansions] the strongest desire not to displease him in anything, however small, and the desire to avoid if possible every imperfection.” But this passion for holiness leaves these individuals conflicted. Teresa

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 6

Prayer, Poetry, and Sex

The Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini Photo Copyright: Marie-Lan Nguyen / Wikimedia Commons (Jastrow) – used with permission. The Interior Castle uses metaphors related to marriage and sexuality to help us understand the intimacy and ecstasy we

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 4