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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

The Room

The Presence of the Trinity: Part III The Constant Presence of the Trinity In the previous post Teresa of Avila talked about the continual presence of the Trinity in our soul in contrast to the intermittent presence of the Trinity

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Posted in 7th Mansions - Chapter 1

Intellectual Visions

Teresa of Avila: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Ten: Intellectual Visions We recently completed Teresa of Avila’s chapter on Imaginative Visions (Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine). We now move to Chapter Ten. Teresa returns to the topic of Intellectual Visions that she discussed

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 10

Spiritual Greed

Teresa of Avila: Sixth Mansions: Chapter Nine Imaginative Visions: Part Eight Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. (Jesus) The habit of having to have things we don’t need, is likely greed. Greed can also infest our spiritual lives.

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 9

Pain and Suffering

The Lord is also in the habit of sending the most grievous infirmities. This is a much greater trial, especially if the pains are severe; in some ways, when they are very acute, I think they are the greatest earthly

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 1