31 Remarkable St. Teresa Of Avila Quotes

31 Remarkable St. Teresa Of Avila Quotes

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Teresa of Avila was a Carmelite nun and Spanish Mysticl from Gotarrendura, Crown of Castile. She is most known for founding the Discalced Carmelits and John of the Cross. She died on October 4, 1582 at the age of 67.

“A soul which gives itself to prayer, either much or little, should on no account be kept within narrow bounds.”

“About the injunction of the Apostle Paul that women should keep silent in church? Don’t go by one text only.”

“All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.”

“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.”

“Don’t let your sins turn into bad habits.”

“Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it. We don’t remember that we are creatures made in the image of God. We don’t understand the great secrets hidden inside of us.”

“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.”

“God aids the valiant…both to you and to me He will give the help needed.”

“God alone suffices.”

“He who has God finds he is lacking nothing. ”

“I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.”

“I don’t know what heavy penance I would not have gladly undertaken rather than practice prayer.”

“I had a father and mother, who were devout and feared God. Our Lord also helped me with His grace. All this would have been enough to make me good, if I had not been so wicked.”

“If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly.”

“It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found / not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small
lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.”

“It is love alone that gives worth to all things.”

“It is no small misfortune and disgrace that, through our own fault, we neither understand our nature nor our origin.”

“It is true that we cannot be free from sin, but at least let our sins not be always the same.”

“It will be as well, I think, to explain these locutions of God, and to describe what the soul feels when it receives them.”

“Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. As soon you apply yourself to orison, you will at once feel your
senses gather themselves together: they seem like bees which.”

“Let nothing disturb thee, nothing affright thee; all things are passing; God never changeth.”

“Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee: All thing pass.”

“May God protect me from gloomy saints.”

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”

“Pain is never permanent.”

“The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.”

“The pain was so sharp that it made me utter several moans; and so excessive was the sweetness caused me by this intense pain that one can never wish to lose it.”

“The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.”

“To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.”

“We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.”

“When I took the habit, the Lord immediately showed me how He favours those who do violence to themselves in order to serve Him. No one saw what I endured… At the moment of my entrance
into this new state I felt a joy so great that it has never failed me even to this day; and God converted the dryness of my soul into a very great tenderness.”