St. Teresa of Avila

The important thing is not to think much, but to love much; and so do that
which best stirs you to love.

“It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves.”


“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.”

“Christ has no body now, but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
Christ looks compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet
with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands
with which Christ blesses the world.”

“They deceive themselves who believe that union with God consists in ecstasies or raptures, and in the enjoyment of Him. For it consists in nothing except the surrender and subjection of our will – with our thoughts, words and actions – to the will of God.”

“If you seek to carry no other crosses but those whose reason you understand, perfection is not for you.”

Interior Castle with Jim Finley 1:23:29
Pope Francis on Teresa of Avila 4:05
A life of mystical
experience 11:01
The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila

Contemplative revolutionary with Mirabai Starr 20:52
Biography 3:46
First mansion,
13:51
Teresa of Avila and the Contemplative Vision,
Boston College 1:34:20