...those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. - Psalm 34:10b
Holy Communion of St Teresa of Avila -~ Artist unknown
"After having received the Lord, since you have the Person Himself present, strive to close the eyes of the body and open those of the soul and look into your heart.
For I tell you again, and would like to tell you many times that you should acquire the habit of doing this every time you receive Communion and strive to have such a conscience that you will be allowed to enjoy this blessing frequently.
Though He comes disguised, the disguise as I have said, does not prevent Him from being recognized in many ways, in conformity with the desire we have to see Him. And you can desire to see Him so much that He will reveal Himself to you entirely." ~ St. Teresa of
: Way of Perfection 34:12. Avila
St Teresa of Avila
Spain ~ 1515-1582
Carmelite Contemplative, Reformer
*Way of Perfection, Interior Castle,
The Life of Teresa of Jesus (Autobiography)
DOCTOR of the CHURCH
FEAST DAY - October 15
"Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now." ~ St Teresa of Avila
St Teresa of Avila, pray for us!