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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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Spiritual Marriage

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Two Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20.21) “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also

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The River

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Two But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. (I Corinthians 6.17) Teresa continues her discussion of becoming “one spirit” with Jesus Christ and explains the distinction between “spiritual betrothal”

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One Spirit

Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle: Seventh Mansions: Chapter Two Teresa continues her discussion of our union with Christ and the contrast between Spiritual Marriage and Spiritual Betrothal. (For background on this topic see Christ Living in Us and Joint Ownership.)

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Reflecting on Our Spiritual Experiences

Interior Castle Sixth Mansions: Chapter Four Teresa tends to digress from her topics. I usually follow her digressions. I’m also prone to digressions which means, at times, I’m digressing from the digression. So as Teresa says, “Without realizing it, I have

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 4