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St. Teresa of Avila
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1 0, 10 | commanded to write a treatise on prayer, about which she knew a 2 0, 14 | enough books written on prayer already. For the love of 3 0, 17 | first enters the castle is prayer and meditation. Once inside, " 4 0, 18 | the castle to the life of prayer (which is also the life 5 0, 20 | Mansions of the Practice of Prayer. It is not yet completely 6 0, 22 | are identified with the Prayer of Quiet, or the Second 7 0, 22 | from ordinary to infused prayer and back again. It has not 8 0, 23 | Spiritual Betrothal, and the Prayer of Union -- that is, incipient 9 0, 29 | to the highest states of prayer: the Interior Castle will 10 0, 46 | about matters relating to prayer: for one reason, because 11 0, 49 | difficulties concerning prayer, and as (or so it seemed 12 1 | the door of this castle is prayer. ~ 13 1, 5 | have read certain books on prayer which advise the soul to 14 1, 6 | learned man that souls without prayer are like people whose bodies 15 1, 7 | entry into this castle is prayer and meditation: I do not 16 1, 7 | meditation: I do not say mental prayer rather than vocal, for, 17 1, 7 | than vocal, for, if it is prayer at all, it must be accompanied 18 1, 7 | repetition, I do not call that prayer at all -- and God grant 19 1, 9 | interior matters concerning prayer. May it please the Lord 20 2, 7 | continually hear what a good thing prayer is, and our Constitutions 21 2, 8 | no soul which practises prayer, whether little or much, 22 2, 10 | so lofty an exercise as prayer?" "Will people think better 23 1, 2 | already begun to practise prayer and who realize the importance 24 1, 4 | times when we are engaged in prayer; however feeble such prayers 25 1, 8 | wanting consolations in prayer and to be complaining about 26 1, 9 | All that the beginner in prayer has to do -- and you must 27 1, 11 | provided we do not abandon our prayer, the Lord will turn everything 28 1, 12 | can enter this castle is prayer. It is absurd to think that 29 1, 4 | continually engaging in prayer, withdrawing yourselves 30 1, 5 | long periods of aridity in prayer, although these have other 31 2 | and treats of aridities in prayer and of what the author thinks 32 2, 5 | virtuous people and given to prayer), he need not be afraid 33 1 | sweetness or tenderness in prayer and consolations, and tells 34 1 | from distractions during prayer.~ 35 1, 1(77) | definition of supernatural prayer in Relation V (Vol. I, p. 36 1, 3 | I think in this state of prayer it is much better for them 37 1, 4 | difference between sweetness in prayer and spiritual consolations -- 38 1, 10 | many people who practise prayer, and their complaints of 39 1, 10 | declines, and they even abandon prayer altogether, because they 40 1, 11 | no hindrance either to my prayer or to what I am saying now, 41 1, 12 | is true. I suffer when my prayer is not accompanied by suspension 42 2, 2 | elsewhere have termed the Prayer of Quiet, is something of 43 2, 8 | is by the effects of this prayer and the actions which follow 44 2, 8 | strive to attain this way of prayer, and you will be right to 45 3 | Describes what is meant by the Prayer of Recollection, which the 46 3 | effects of the former kind of prayer, which had to do with the 47 3, 1 | effects of this kind of prayer are numerous; some of them 48 3, 1 | about another kind of prayer, which almost invariably 49 3, 1 | in which he can make the prayer already described; the senses 50 3, 3 | But it is not the kind of prayer that I have in mind, for 51 3, 4(103)| Counsel" of the Treatise of Prayer and Meditation [Cf. S.S.M., 52 3, 8 | this occurs in this kind of prayer (I am referring to the kind 53 3, 8 | it I have included this Prayer of Recollection which ought 54 3, 8 | attaining them. For in the Prayer of Recollection it is unnecessary 55 3, 9 | order to discuss106 the Prayer of Recollection I passed 56 3, 9 | observed in souls to whom this prayer is granted by God Our Lord. 57 3, 9 | So it is in this kind of prayer, and God works many more 58 3, 10 | this favour if he gives up prayer; unless he does so for some 59 3, 11 | have seen persons given to prayer fall into it, and especially 60 3, 13 | again, yet this kind of prayer, as I have said, except 61 3, 13 | such persons fewer hours of prayer -- very few, indeed -- and 62 3, 13 | if He is not, her vocal prayer and her obedience will bring 63 1 | Begins to explain how in prayer the soul is united with 64 1, 2 | Carmel are110 called to prayer and contemplation -- because 65 1, 3 | this of whether or no our prayer attains to union. Do not 66 2 | same subject. Explains the Prayer of Union by a delicate comparison. 67 2, 6 | Mansion as He is in this Prayer of Union which, as it were, 68 2, 7 | Let us practise penance, prayer, mortification, obedience, 69 2, 8 | When it is in this state of prayer, and quite dead to the world, 70 2, 11 | Whenever it engages in prayer, this is a grief to it. 71 3, 2 | would describe the way of prayer to those who did not understand 72 3, 5 | for, as I said of joys in prayer, they seem not to penetrate 73 3, 8 | as in His Majesty's prayer. Consider what a long way 74 3, 10 | our minds when we are at prayer, and which we think we will 75 3, 11 | souls, when they are at prayer, think that, for God's sake, 76 3, 12 | to discover what kind of prayer they are experiencing and 77 3, 13 | period of suspension in the Prayer of Quiet, which some people 78 4 | explanation of this kind of prayer. Describes the great importance 79 4, 2 | further what I think this Prayer of Union is; and I will 80 1, 1 | is seen in this state of prayer which can be said to be 81 1, 14 | comfort, nor, even when her prayer is vocal, can she understand 82 1, 14 | is saying; while mental prayer at such a time is certainly 83 1, 16 | of the different kinds of prayer and favours of the Lord; 84 2, 2 | distress, which occurs in the Prayer of Quiet. ~ 85 2, 7 | fears about this kind of prayer. ~ 86 2, 8 | unexpectedly, when engaged in vocal prayer and not thinking of interior 87 3, 3 | people have less time for prayer, and also that, as far as 88 3, 4 | are many people given to prayer who experience them, and 89 3, 10 | is deeply absorbed in the Prayer of Quiet and in spiritual 90 3, 18 | that come to the soul in prayer, it need not be afraid, 91 4 | God suspends the soul in prayer by means of rapture, or 92 4, 2 | that one experience of the Prayer of Quiet kills them. I want 93 4, 3 | not actually engaged in prayer, is struck by some word, 94 4, 9 | so far about this kind of prayer is put correctly, it is 95 4, 9 | said when dealing with the Prayer of Quiet. Such experiences 96 4, 15 | from the former kinds of prayer, what can be said of a favour 97 6 | Describes one effect of the prayer referred to in the last 98 6, 7 | unable either to practise prayer or to keep their Rule. ~ 99 6, 10 | jubilation and a strange kind of prayer, the nature of which it 100 6, 13 | Majesty often to bestow this prayer upon us since it brings 101 7, 9 | that, however sublime our prayer may be, we shall have to 102 7, 11 | life. Or we begin with the prayer in the Garden and go on 103 7, 11 | most meritorious kind of prayer. ~ 104 7, 12 | This is the kind of prayer I was referring to which 105 7, 13 | the most sublime kind of prayer will be no obstacle to it 106 7, 14 | in it, get as far as the Prayer of Quiet, and are about 107 7, 14 | daughters, consolations in prayer are not so frequent that 108 7, 16 | virtues or making progress in prayer. I could not understand 109 7, 16 | of God about my method of prayer, he gave me some counsel. 110 8, 3 | draw near to His Majesty in prayer, and at other times as well, 111 8, 9 | director, though a man of prayer, has not been led in this 112 9, 12 | describing your experiences in prayer. For unless you do this, 113 10, 2 | that the soul will be at prayer, and in possession of all 114 1, 5 | is in the above-mentioned Prayer of Union, although the soul 115 3 | effects produced by this prayer aforementioned. It is necessary 116 3, 1 | effects which result from this prayer that we shall know if what 117 3, 9 | gained from this way of prayer but our realization of God' 118 3, 9 | when the soul reaches the Prayer of Union, the Lord begins 119 3, 13 | above-mentioned degrees of prayer, when the soul approaches 120 4, 6 | daughters, is the aim of prayer: this is the purpose of 121 4, 7 | she wishes to find help in prayer, she must learn to subdue 122 4, 9 | build upon foundations of prayer and contemplation alone, 123 4, 12 | should desire and engage in prayer, not for our enjoyment,


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