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1 0, 9 | report of this narrative may suitably be given in the 2 0, 12 | proportion. Please God they may have done me some good!' 3 0, 18 | two things go together) may best be shown by describing 4 0, 21 | reaches the Third Mansions may still fall back, it has 5 0, 24 | with in some detail. They may be purely exterior -- bodily 6 0, 24 | spiritual direction. Or they may come partly or wholly from 7 0, 25 | Here dwells the King -- "it may be called another Heaven": 8 0, 26 | chapter, is noteworthy) may contain as many as a million 9 0, 36 | observance of her Rule, we may well marvel at the serenity 10 0, 40 | A few words may be added on the copies and 11 0, 40 | bears the date 1577 -- which may refer to the year of the 12 0, 40 | Introduction, above), this date may be taken as falling between 13 0, 46 | a great physical strain. May He Who has helped me by 14 0, 48 | not through malice. This may be taken as certain, and 15 0, 48 | have been, subject to her. May He be for ever blessed and 16 0, 49 | successful in anything that I may say, they will of course 17 1 | by the help of which this may be understood; describes 18 1, 1 | however acute our intellects may be, They will no more be 19 1, 2 | what good qualities there may be in our souls, or Who 20 1, 3 | order that His greatness may be made known, as we see 21 1, 3 | Magdalen, and in order that we may praise Him in His creatures. ~ 22 1, 4 | It may be said that these things 23 1, 7 | and God grant no Christian may ever speak to Him so! At 24 1, 9 | matters concerning prayer. May it please the Lord to enable 25 2, 1 | none of the good works it may do will be of any avail29 26 2, 2 | everyone should realize this. May you be no less anxious, 27 2, 3 | clear that, although the sun may be shining upon it, its 28 2, 5 | the things not done by it. May God, in His mercy, deliver 29 2, 6 | everything. So perhaps it may be the Lord's will that 30 2, 6 | be brought to our notice. May He be pleased of His goodness 31 2, 8 | However high a state the soul may have attained, self-knowledge 32 2, 12 | vanquished, although it may desire not to offend God 33 2, 12 | desire not to offend God and may perform good works. Those 34 2, 12 | His saints, so that these may do battle for them, since 35 2, 12 | our help to come from God. May His Majesty grant us this 36 2, 13 | greatest importance to us. May the Lord grant that something 37 2, 15 | are concerned, are free; may it please the Lord to make 38 2, 17 | from indiscreet zeal, which may do us great harm: let each 39 2, 18 | others (which sometimes may not be imperfections at 40 2, 18 | though perhaps our ignorance may lead us to make the worst 41 2, 18 | make the worst of them) it may lose its own peace of mind 42 1, 4 | however feeble such prayers may be God values them highly. 43 1, 5 | for however many years it may live, it can never hope 44 1, 7 | Give it light so that it may see how all its welfare 45 1, 7 | welfare consists in this and may flee from evil companionship. 46 1, 9 | You may think that you will be full 47 1, 9 | As I shall say later, you may be quite sure that this 48 1, 9 | reptiles to bite us, so that we may learn better how to be on 49 1, 11 | our profit, even though we may find no one to teach us. 50 1, 11 | day -- please God that it may come to realize this. ~ 51 1, 12 | arouse us to love this Lord? May it please His Majesty to 52 1 | however lofty a state we may reach, and of how good it 53 1, 2 | not for our hope that we may lose it for Thy sake, or 54 1, 3 | obedience has laid upon me!62 May it please the Lord that, 55 1, 3 | being done for His sake, you may gain some profit from it 56 1, 3 | some profit from it and may ask Him to pardon this wretched 57 1, 5 | Yet even on earth a king may have many vassals and they 58 1, 7 | It may seem to us that we have 59 1, 7 | although, like Saint Peter, we may have left only our nets, 60 1, 8 | these periods of aridity may teach you to be humble, 61 1, 8 | His will, with which it may be more content than others 62 1, 8 | knowest all truth, that we may know ourselves. ~ 63 2 | of what the author thinks may result from them; and of 64 2, 3 | some of them so that we may learn to understand and 65 2, 4 | leave all for His sake? It may be, of course, that he is 66 2, 5 | however good his intention may be (and good it must be, 67 2, 6 | itself which they possess may not be thought less of, 68 2, 8 | that by means of it they may serve Our Lord -- and there 69 2, 9 | with good speed so that we may see the Lord. Although we 70 2, 9 | from making progress. We may think we have advanced only 71 2, 10 | remaining Mansions, so that we may prepare to enter them. ~ 72 2, 11 | very great deal, though I may be wrong. I will tell you 73 2, 11 | one, yet none the less it may be of some use, for, once 74 2, 13 | who knows us, so that we may learn to know ourselves. 75 2, 13 | It makes us feel that we may emulate their flights and 76 2, 13 | determined such persons may be not to offend the Lord, 77 2, 14 | comportment and behaviour may be better than theirs, but 78 2, 14 | help others, sisters, we may make many mistakes, and 79 2, 14 | of great profit to them. May He be for ever blessed. ~ 80 1, 1 | speak for me, so that you may understand what I shall 81 1, 1 | know how to explain them. May His Majesty undertake this 82 1, 4 | it seems to me that we may describe as sweetness what 83 1, 4 | from numerous things that may happen to us here on earth. 84 1, 5 | to make my meaning plain: may the Lord explain it for 85 1, 10 | presence of God. Yet the soul may perhaps be wholly united 86 1, 11 | great velocity. Please God I may remember to explain the 87 1, 11 | trouble in my head so that I may understand it better, for 88 1, 13 | all the trials which we may have to suffer in this life 89 1, 14 | troublesome thing for me, it may perhaps be so for you as 90 1, 14 | in another, hoping that I may succeed in making you realize 91 1, 14 | necessary it is, so that you may not grow restless and distressed. 92 1, 15 | and seasons. The poor soul may not be to blame for this, 93 2, 1 | read it through again. It may even be that everything 94 2, 6 | enlargement of the heart may, I think, be of some help 95 2, 6 | in that way so that you may understand it. People who 96 2, 7 | It may be that in writing of these 97 2, 7 | then and now, of course, I may be mistaken in all this, 98 2, 9 | We may leave out of account occasions 99 2, 9 | mean that, however much we may practise meditation, however 100 2, 10 | We are His, sisters; may He do with us as He will 101 2, 10 | even know how to desire. May He be for ever praised and 102 3, 2 | able to tell you, though I may perhaps be intelligible 103 3, 7 | although in such a case one may not be striving to cease 104 3, 9 | lost, however far a man may have climbed towards the 105 3, 10 | the devil great harm and may well bring great advantage 106 3, 10 | to the Church of God. He may see nothing else in them 107 3, 10 | free from these perils. May God free you from pride 108 3, 10 | and grant that the devil may not counterfeit these favours. 109 3, 13 | really comes from God, there may be languor, both interior 110 3, 13 | while. Although the soul may become absorbed again, yet 111 3, 13 | absence and after a while He may well be pleased to restore 112 3, 14 | There may also be some who are so 113 3, 14 | him fewer opportunities. May He be for ever praised. 114 1 | with God. Describes how we may know that we are not mistaken 115 1, 1 | Heaven, my Lord, that I may enlighten these Thy servants, 116 1, 2 | fault if we miss anything may He also show us the road 117 1, 2 | to our souls so that we may dig until we find this hidden 118 1, 3 | to think, even though it may desire to do so). There 119 1, 3 | to the world so that it may live more fully in God. 120 1, 3 | write sense, so that we may give great praise to the 121 1, 5 | I fear I may be leaving you confused 122 1, 6 | you will think that you may be mistaken, and that these 123 1, 8 | although for years God may never grant it that favour 124 1, 10 | Himself; and, in order that He may the better show us His wonders, 125 1, 11 | comprehend His marvels. May He be for ever praised. 126 2, 5 | it is to die. This house may be understood here to mean 127 2, 6 | can do, with God's favour. May His Majesty Himself be our 128 2, 13 | and dost ask that Thy wax may offer no impediment. ~ 129 2, 14 | in this state so that it may know itself to be His. He 130 3, 1 | Even after losing this, it may still desire others to profit, 131 3, 2 | From this, sisters, we may deduce that, if we are to 132 3, 5 | just as pleasures do; they may even arise from charity, 133 3, 7 | entered the religious life may think he has done everything. 134 3, 7 | although late in the day we may fulfil our obligations and 135 3, 8 | for a God Who is so great! May His Majesty be pleased to 136 3, 8 | give us grace so that we may deserve to reach this state, 137 3, 9 | loving God, although we may have good reasons for believing 138 3, 11 | heed to the resolutions he may have made when he was alone. 139 3, 12 | necessary, fast so that she may have your food, not so much 140 3, 13 | here, we should be lost. May the Lord grant us never 141 3, 13 | which I have described. It may be that you have experienced 142 3, 13 | everything, even though this may cause you to forgo your 143 3, 13 | much your physical powers may rebel. If the opportunity 144 4, 1 | last Mansion. God grant I may remember it then and find 145 4, 1 | all be very confused and I may possibly say a few things 146 4, 3 | meet again so that they may learn to appreciate each 147 4, 3 | better, and that, as we may say, they shall meet together,147 148 4, 5 | a great mistake we make! May the Lord in His mercy give 149 4, 6 | two things about which you may ask me, or be in doubt. 150 4, 6 | such peril that your soul may be lost, when you are so 151 4, 7 | reason the Lord permits this may possibly be so that He may 152 4, 7 | may possibly be so that He may observe the behaviour of 153 4, 9 | sleep again. And so that you may see, daughters, how Our 154 4, 9 | for such great favours. It may have been by Our Lord's 155 4, 10 | May He be pleased to enable 156 4, 10 | God and Lord and Spouse. May it please His Majesty that 157 1, 4 | it that anything good it may have does not come from 158 1, 4 | it is not, so that they may be profited. The fourth 159 1, 4 | come afterwards what may. ~ 160 1, 6 | mean -- however many a soul may suffer: I repeat that it 161 1, 10 | come to his aid so that he may torture her soul the more. 162 1, 14 | fails those who hope in Him. May He be blessed for ever. 163 2, 5 | and must not fear that it may be deception; let his chief 164 2, 5 | have felt well rewarded. May He be blessed for ever and 165 2, 6 | It may be that you wonder why greater 166 2, 7 | other occasions the devil may create fancies of the kind, 167 2, 7 | interior of the soul. I may conceivably be mistaken; 168 3 | a few signs by which we may know when this favour is, 169 3, 1 | favour than the others, may also be more perilous. For 170 3, 1 | often, indeed -- this may be a fancy, especially in 171 3, 2 | the devil, although this may not be so with them. One 172 3, 4 | saying about locutions, these may come from God, in any of 173 3, 4 | have mentioned, or they may equally well come from the 174 3, 4 | Pharisees: any good you may gain will depend upon how 175 3, 4 | devil himself. The words may, in fact, come only from 176 3, 4 | be resisted so that they may gradually cease; and cease 177 3, 7 | weighty and learned they may be -- we do not bear so 178 3, 7 | although our understanding may hesitate about it, yet within 179 3, 7 | which cannot be overcome. It may seem to the soul that everything 180 3, 7 | belief that, though God may use other means incomprehensible 181 3, 7 | things going badly astray. It may be some time since it heard 182 3, 8 | unfortunate happenings which may persuade the soul that they 183 3, 8 | though all other hopes may be dead, this spark of certainty 184 3, 8 | itself, even though this may be of very great consequence 185 3, 9 | come true; such a person may himself have to suffer great 186 3, 10 | at times, indeed, they may even be asleep), he thinks 187 3, 10 | resemble those of a dream. It may also happen that, when such 188 3, 11 | signs already described, one may be very confident that they 189 3, 11 | of God, even though one may understand the locutions 190 3, 11 | better and better and it may become evident that they 191 3, 16 | locution one single word may contain a world of meaning 192 3, 17 | whatever the locutions may say. ~ 193 3, 18 | need not be afraid, but may rest confidently in the 194 3, 19 | It may be that those whom the Lord 195 3, 19 | it has no other choice. May His Divine Majesty grant 196 3, 19 | ourselves, as I have said: Amen. May He grant that I have succeeded 197 3, 19 | attempted to explain and that I may have given some help to 198 4, 1 | and many more, so that it may have the courage to achieve 199 4, 3 | springs into new life. One may piously believe that the 200 4, 4 | knowledge of His Majesty. This may seem impossible; because, 201 4, 6 | It may be that some of you do not 202 4, 6 | over me; and although it may seem irrelevant there may 203 4, 6 | may seem irrelevant there may possibly be souls who will 204 4, 9 | by becoming so. This part may be only a small one, but 205 4, 9 | remains open so that we may enter. Blessed be such great 206 4, 11 | wretched creatures we are, and may they give us clearer sight, 207 4, 11 | wretchedness, so that we may please His Majesty in everything. ~ 208 4, 12 | to have those to whom He may give them, and His riches 209 4, 15 | and every way in which He may be pleased to employ it! 210 4, 16 | realize that their suffering may perhaps not be attributed 211 4, 16 | to its proper cause but may be made an occasion for 212 4, 16 | honour. But her soul they may not attack, for unless, 213 4, 17 | this, so that its nature may be understood, since the 214 4, 18 | later on are not believed. May He be for ever blessed and 215 5, 1 | resignation, so that Our Lord may do with the soul as He wills. 216 5, 6 | He may perhaps answer it as He 217 5, 6 | state than for any other. May the Lord, of His own bounty, 218 5, 7 | transport of the spirit, it may be said to be of such a 219 5, 9 | is to travel, so that it may suffer the trials of this 220 5, 9 | obtain its rest. Although you may think that a thing which 221 5, 12 | rewarded; so too say I. May He Who can give so much 222 5, 12 | be for ever praised. And may it please His Majesty to 223 6 | grants to the soul so that He may use it to sing His praises.~ 224 6, 2 | is afraid that the devil may be going to deceive her 225 6, 2 | Heaven) that, try as she may, she feels unable to desire 226 6, 4 | dispose things so that she may be able to do something 227 6, 4 | though she is, so that men may realize that nothing she 228 6, 4 | does comes from herself and may give Thee praise. Cost what 229 6, 4 | Thee praise. Cost what it may, it is this that she desires, 230 6, 5 | experience was not feigned. You may ask why I use the word " 231 6, 5 | realize that any usefulness it may have had has been a gift 232 6, 6 | oppressive, the thoughts may be deflected from them. 233 6, 6 | possible. To do this, however, may be to injure the health, 234 6, 7 | not be so in reality. It may even be the case (I mean 235 6, 7 | weaken them, so that they may be unable either to practise 236 6, 8 | beneficial as shedding tears may I not be deceived myself? 237 6, 8 | myself? Yes, of course I may; but, believe me, I am not 238 6, 8 | strong, however hard my heart may be, it distils as if in 239 6, 8 | will be that, although it may harm the body, it cannot ( 240 6, 10 | grants you this favour, you may give Him hearty praise and 241 6, 10 | joy to all, so that they may help it to praise Our Lord, 242 6, 13 | May it please His Majesty often 243 6, 13 | we cannot acquire it. It may last for a whole day, and 244 6, 13 | than to do as she does? And may all the creatures join with 245 7 | however spiritual people may be, it is a great mistake 246 7, 4 | by the thought that they may lose God, but this happens 247 7, 4 | Their sole fear is that God may let them out of His hand 248 7, 4 | of His hand and that they may then offend Him, and thus 249 7, 5 | However favoured by God a soul may be, I should not think it 250 7, 6 | that this is a good way. I may be wrong and we may all 251 7, 6 | way. I may be wrong and we may all be meaning the same 252 7, 6 | about it again, so that you may walk very warily. And observe 253 7, 6 | are not very intelligent may do a great deal of harm. ~ 254 7, 7 | from everything corporeal, may remain permanently enkindled 255 7, 7 | seeth my Father."191 It may be said that these words 256 7, 9 | however sublime our prayer may be, we shall have to do 257 7, 10 | once already. At first it may be that the Lord will not 258 7, 11 | these things, and here they may to some extent be right, 259 7, 11 | not understand me, and it may very well be that I do not 260 7, 13 | attained greater heights. This may not be so with everyone, 261 7, 14 | trials, so that we, too, may bear them perfectly. The 262 7, 14 | afflictions although sometimes we may be forsaking our own pleasures 263 7, 14 | prioress, in order that she may give you some work which 264 7, 16 | all blessings come to us. May He be praised for ever. 265 8, 1 | order, sisters, that you may the better appreciate the 266 8, 2 | It may happen that, while the soul 267 8, 4 | be a good witness and you may be sure that everything 268 8, 7 | visions cause in the soul may be observed by any one of 269 8, 8 | so that he in his turn may give it to you. ~ 270 8, 9 | leading a good life, she may think your soul is safe, 271 8, 10 | we have formed on earth. May He be for ever praised. 272 9, 1 | already described. This may well be the case; but when 273 9, 2 | lent it to us so that we may benefit by it, he has kept 274 9, 7 | for, however long this may take us, the time will be 275 9, 7 | its weakness so that this may be united with His greatness 276 9, 7(202) | though to English ears it may sound artificial. See Introduction, 277 9, 10 | from God. However often it may be told that this is not 278 9, 10 | induced to fear that it may have been mistaken. Later, 279 9, 10 | he wields less power. He may be able to reveal something 280 9, 11 | has granted such a favour may be unable to describe it, 281 9, 11 | perfectly well, even though he may be without experience. ~ 282 9, 12 | actions, however trivial these may be. If you do this, you 283 9, 19 | that in all things His will may be done. ~ 284 9, 21 | In the sixth place, you may well find that the very 285 9, 22 | His hands so that His will may be done in us; if we cling 286 9, 24 | to this very willingly. May He be for ever praised Who 287 10, 1 | others, so that His Majesty may take His delight in it and 288 10, 1 | it and at the same time may comfort it. There is no 289 10, 1 | them, so that you, sisters, may understand their nature 290 10, 1 | am doing this so that you may not suppose everything you 291 10, 2 | When the Lord so wills, it may happen that the soul will 292 10, 5 | It may also happen that, very suddenly 293 10, 7 | he is walking in truth. May it please God, sisters, 294 11, 1 | before; for, although she may have been receiving these 295 11, 3 | However patient a sufferer she may be, and however accustomed 296 11, 4 | acute pain in one spot; we may have many other pains but 297 11, 7 | understand this so that we may be more conscious of how 298 11, 7 | in which by His mercy we may hope that He will set us 299 11, 10 | fear of any trials which may befall it; for by comparison 300 11, 12 | you are now going to see. May He be for ever blessed and 301 11, 12 | be for ever blessed and may all creatures praise Him. 302 1, 1 | things in such a way that we may come to learn of them; for 303 1, 1 | it be His Majesty's will, may it please Him to guide my 304 1, 1 | give me to understand how I may tell you some of the many 305 1, 2 | this favour, so that you may understand how important 306 1, 2 | whatever your judgment about it may be, it has seemed to me 307 1, 2 | better. At all events I may perhaps be dead when this 308 1, 3 | like them and that the Lord may have mercy on them also. ~ 309 1, 6 | the soul,216 so that it may see and understand something 310 1, 6 | we hold by faith the soul may be said here to grasp219 311 1, 6(218) | life, if so raised by God, may lose the use of his senses 312 1, 8 | This may lead you to think that such 313 1, 8 | carefully than ever, so that she may displease Him in nothing. ~ 314 1, 9 | light which accompanies it may not be so clear, the soul 315 1, 9 | that they are there. It may be asked if, when the light 316 2, 1 | sacred Humanity, so that it may clearly understand what 317 2, 3 | of that love, so that we may praise His greatness. For 318 2, 4 | become two again, or the wick may be withdrawn from the wax. 319 2, 5 | This, I think, the soul may say here, for it is here 320 2, 6 | become so, the same thing may be said, with even greater 321 2, 8 | and take away its peace. I may seem to be giving the impression 322 2, 9 | comparisons: God grant they may be of some value, but, if 323 2, 10 | further. Our whole body may be in pain, yet if our head 324 3, 2 | And thus, happen what may, she does not mind in the 325 3, 7 | now gives it these others. May He be blessed and praised 326 3, 9 | engaged in conversation. It may often happen that Our Lord 327 3, 10 | that this sublime favour may be counterfeited by the 328 3, 12 | not know what the reason may be, but, when the Lord begins 329 3, 12 | equipped the soul, or it may be that, for reasons which 330 3, 15 | live longer so that they may serve Him because of the 331 3, 16 | them forget everything. May He be for ever blessed and 332 4, 2 | the slightest move which may deflect it from its resolve. 333 4, 2 | for one reason, so that it may always be humble; for another, 334 4, 2 | for another, so that it may the better realize what 335 4, 2 | favour it is receiving, and may praise Him. ~ 336 4, 3 | and the thought that they may commit some without knowing 337 4, 3 | man that feareth God."246 May His Majesty always protect 338 4, 3 | beseech Him to do so, that we may not offend Him; this is 339 4, 3 | security that we can have. May He be for ever praised. 340 4, 4 | sometimes said here, so that we may be able to imitate Him in 341 4, 7 | making these resolutions we may be too weak to carry them 342 4, 9 | nothing worse than this may happen -- for, as you know, 343 4, 10 | You may think that I am speaking 344 4, 10 | beginners, and that later on one may rest: but, as I have already 345 4, 10 | derived from trials, which may indeed have been means whereby 346 4, 12 | possible way, so that they may be saved and may praise 347 4, 12 | that they may be saved and may praise Him for ever. ~ 348 4, 14 | The other thing you may say is that you are unable 349 4, 14 | ways within our power, we may rest content with having 350 4, 15 | which for any one of you may be shorter than you think, 351 4, 15 | upon the Cross, so that it may have the value won for it 352 4, 15 | our actions in themselves may be trivial. ~ 353 4, 16 | May it please His Majesty, my 354 4, 16 | us all to meet where we may praise Him and to give me 355 4, 18 | that, however strong you may think yourselves, you cannot 356 4, 18 | fifth, and thenceforward you may serve Him by going to these 357 4, 19(255)| suppose, however, that there may have been two autographs


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