Monday, October 15, 2012

The wealth of generosity

Holy communion of St Teresa of Avila ~ Artist Unknown

"I am quite sure that if we could but once
approach the Most Holy Sacrament
with great faith and love,
it would suffice to make us rich.
How much more so if we approach it often."

 St Teresa of Avila
 Spain ~ 1515-1582
Carmelite Contemplative, Reformer, Author
FEAST DAY - October 15

  St. Teresa’s most popularly known writing is a brief poem
known as her “Bookmark”,
because it was found in her prayer book after her death in 1582.


Original Spanish:

Nada te turbe,
nada te espante;
todo se pasa,
Dios no se muda.
La pacientia todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene nada la falta:
solo Dios basta.

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.

St Teresa of Avila, ora pro nobis!

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