Teresa of A’vila Spanish noblewoman who felt called to monastic life in the Catholic Church. A Carmelite nun, a prominent Spanish mystic, religious reformer, author, and theologian of the contemplative life and mental prayer. She earned the rare distinction of being declared a Doctor of the Church over four centuries after her death.
St. Teresa of Avila wrote many beautiful poems and prayers during her lifetime that have been helpful for prayer throughout the centuries. They are simple in its format, which is why many turn use her prayers as daily readings. Here are two that we found especially comforting today.
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
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