Saturday, May 02, 2009

St. Teresa of Avila

"About the injunction of the Apostle Paul that women should keep silent in church? Don't go by one text only."
-St. Teresa of Avila

"O God, who by the Holy Spirit didst move Teresa of Avila to manifest to thy Church the way of perfection: Grant us, we beseech thee, to be nourished by her excellent teaching, and enkindle within us a lively and unquenchable longing for true holiness; through Jesus Christ, the joy of loving hearts, who with thee and the same Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."

3 comments:

JN1034 said...

Wonderful and powerful quotation from St Teresa! May her intercessions for equality and equity in the Church move the injunction of the Holy Spirit to silence injustice.

eric said...

Amen! :)

Dugaldo said...

I tried hard to see her severed finger when I was in Ávila, unfortunately to no avail.