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1 3, 2(137) | Image Books Edition, p. 105). ~ 2 3, 4(103) | Meditation [Cf. S.S.M., II, 113-14]. ~ 3 3, 4(103) | Meditation [Cf. S.S.M., II, 113-14]. ~ 4 7, 10(195)| in Spanish at Venice in 1512 and often reprinted in Spain 5 11, 8(208) | took place at Salamanca in 1571. The singer was M. Isabel 6 4, 8(168) | made at the beginning of 1574: see "Outline, etc.", Vol. 7 5, 6(178) | favour at Seville about 1575-6. Cf. Relations, LI (Vol. 8 0, 40 | taken as falling between 1578 and 1580. Some critics believe 9 0, 9 | near the end of the year 1579, St. Teresa was travelling 10 0, 39 | the writer. In November 1581, we find her authorizing 11 0, 2 | Douai Version of the Bible (1609). ~ 12 0, 1 | Authorized Version of the Bible (1611). ~ 13 0, 8 | de Santa Teresa, Madrid, 1615. ~ 14 0, 39 | Pedro Cerezo Pardo. When, in 1617, this gentleman's daughter 15 0, 18(7) | will be found in S.S.M., I, 162-91.] ~ 16 6, 9(184) | Image Books Edition, p. 168]. ~ 17 2, 5(227) | 1 Corinthians vi, 17. [The Spanish has two verbs, 18 1, 9(123) | Image Books Edition, p. 180). Later, a favour which 19 0, 42 | Fuente for his edition of 1861, in the "Biblioteca de Autores 20 0, 5 | Jaime Pons, Barcelona, 1908. ~ 21 0, 4 | Santa Teresa, C.D., Durgos, 1915-24, 9 vols. ~ 22 0, 4 | Zimmerman, O.C.D., London, 1916. ~P. Silverio -- Obras de 23 0, 3 | Benedictines of Stanbrook (London, 1919-24, 4 vols.). ~ 24 0, 6 | Spanish Mystics, London, 1927-30, 2 vols. ~ 25 0, 7 | Allison Peers, London, 1934-35, 3 vols. ~ 26 3, 3(100) | John of the Cross: II, 33, 196, n. 9.] ~ 27 2, 6(230) | John xx, 19, 21 [Cf. p. 214, n. 226, above.] ~ 28 3, 2(237) | Cf. VII, n. 224, above;] Relations, XXXV ( 29 2, 6(230) | 19, 21 [Cf. p. 214, n. 226, above.] ~ 30 9, 13(203)| Image Books Edition, p. 243, n: 9. The theologian referred 31 0, 37(10) | Cf. p. 264, below. Some critics write 32 11, 9(209) | Works of St. Teresa, pp. 277-9]. ~ 33 5, 4(177) | St. Luke xii, 28. ~ 34 2, 7(235) | Words of St. Teresa, pp. 287-8.] ~ 35 4, 16(173)| XXXI [Image Books Edition, 292]. ~ 36 1, 1(19) | Proverbs viii, 31. ~ 37 1, 1(77) | in Relation V (Vol. I, p. 327). ~ 38 3, 3(100) | John of the Cross: II, 33, 196, n. 9.] ~ 39 0, 13(5) | Peers; Sheed and Ward, p. 334). ~ 40 11, 8(208) | of St. Teresa Vol. I., p. 340. This incident took place 41 2, 2(30) | by E. Allison Peers, p. 345). ~ 42 2, 1(224) | Works of St. Teresa, pp. 351-2.) ~ 43 3, 2(237) | Works of St. Teresa, p. 352). ~ 44 3, 5(160) | St. Luke xxiv, 36.] ~ 45 5, 6(178) | Works of St. Teresa, p. 360.) ~ 46 1, 9(123) | Relations, LIV: Vol. I, p. 361.) enlightened her further 47 1, 7(25) | vi (Complete Works, I, 365-6.)] ~ 48 10, 5(205) | St. John xvii, 38. ~ 49 4, 13(253)| St. Luke vii, 39. ~ 50 1, 10(223)| St. Luke x, 40. ~ 51 11, 12(211)| St. Luke vii, 44. ~ 52 0, 9(3) | Spanish, by P. Silverio, II, 490-505] is dated September 53 2, 7(231) | St. Luke vi, 50. ~ 54 0, 9(3) | by P. Silverio, II, 490-505] is dated September 4, 1588. 55 0, 4 | translated by David Lewis, 5th ed., with notes and introductions 56 0, 13(4) | Image Books Edition, p. 62. ~ 57 1, 9(91) | Traíame tonta. Cf. n. 72, above.] ~ 58 2, 7(96) | Again, as above (n. 78), the Saint's computation 59 2, 5(95) | A.V., cxix, 32). Cf. n. 83, above. ~ 60 2, 7 | from the things you have abandoned, for trifling incidents 61 1, 2(60) | we have no certainty of abandoning them and of doing, etc." ~ 62 1, 7 | persevering in this detachment and abandonment of everything, we shall 63 [Title] | Principal Abbreviations ~of the Interior Castle1 ( 64 3, 2 | things in the castle are abhorrent. Then, realizing how much 65 1, 4 | the best of your belief) abhorring them. All that is good, 66 1, 3 | For He must needs have an abiding-place in the soul, just as He 67 3, 11 | or rapture. But I call it abobamiento, foolishness;107 for they 68 1, 7(25) | bestiality" and substitutes "abomination." [I think the translation 69 10, 3 | misdeeds? Certainly not, these abominations and dishonourable actions 70 8, 7 | These above-described effects which such visions 71 9, 6(201) | St. Matthew xxv, 41. [The abrupt change of pronoun is reproduced 72 1, 4(63) | Gracián altered this word to "Absalom" but Ribera wrote in the 73 1, 1(18) | dwell, and not, therefore, absolute identical in sense with " 74 3, 13 | hart are given waters in abundance. Here the soul delights 75 4, 6 | asking this -- God has been abundantly merciful to us. But when 76 3, 6(140) | the end of one's life and acá to mean "here and now".] ~ 77 0, 35 | of Salamanca, the Royal Academy of History and elsewhere 78 4, 2(163) | that you see or that it is acceptable to us", make no sense. I 79 0, 27 | infused contemplation is accessible to any Christian who has 80 0, 9 | to St. Joséph's, Avila. Accidentally (or, as it would be more 81 3, 12(241)| they tell me that only the accidents disappear and that interiorly 82 1, 9 | although the light which accompanies it may not be so clear, 83 4, 15 | with which we do it. If we accomplish what we can, His Majesty 84 4, 11 | time, for, however much it accomplishes, it is strong enough inwardly 85 10, 5 | that sense of one's own accord, however many times one 86 2, 6 | Thirdly, great advantages accrue to the soul, which, as a 87 8, 1 | the better appreciate the accuracy of what I have been saying 88 0, 9 | or, as it would be more accurate to say, providentially) 89 1, 2 | describing them in any way accurately without being completely 90 3, 11 | Oh, and if they should be accused of anything that they have 91 2, 10 | pain will not cause it to ache as well. These comparisons 92 2, 6 | God will take this tiny achievement of ours, which is nothing 93 1, 9 | are quite incapable of achieving it, let us not try to become 94 2, 15 | which a certain person of my acquaintance136 has suffered, and suffers 95 | across 96 2, 3 | they consider they have acted in a highly virtuous way, 97 1, 12 | inherit from the sin of Adam, and from many other weaknesses, 98 4, 2(163) | and other paraphrases are admissible.] ~ 99 4, 9 | Is this tantamount to an admission on my part that it has really 100 3, 11 | opinion in this matter; so I admonish you, sisters, in Our Lord' 101 9, 14 | she had been ordered to adopt this derisive remedy. I 102 0, 44 | modifications have not been adopted in this edition; a few are 103 4, 6 | to be God, the soul would adore Him as such from that very 104 4, 6 | very moment, just as Jacob adored Him when he saw the ladder.166 105 4, 5(248) | Christ coming to meet him. Adoring Him, he said: 'Lord, whither 106 0, 20 | seeks every opportunity of advancement -- sermons, edifying conversations, 107 2, 8 | another in a week, it would be advisable, with all the winds and 108 3, 11 | of the hearer, or matters affecting a third person, one should 109 1, 4 | And I shall venture to affirm that, if this is indeed 110 7, 5 | always have failures. It affords us no relief from this distress 111 4, 5 | draw to Himself through the agency of a single soul, the thought 112 7, 2 | greatness of God. It is aghast at having been so bold; 113 4, 3 | will cause them no small agony. It also distresses them 114 0, 34 | the three had come to an agreement about some alteration that 115 3, 4 | what you hear. Unless it agrees strictly with the Scriptures, 116 11, 3 | God, and His Majesty now aids it with so lively a knowledge 117 3, 3 | them is a special one and aims at making them intent upon 118 9, 17 | see a door left slightly ajar to enter and play a thousand 119 3, 7 | But alas that so few of us are destined 120 4, 8 | house of the Duchess of Alba, where I was commanded by 121 6, 8 | it distils as if in an alembic. You will easily recognize 122 4, 8(170) | some": the Spanish word, alguna, can have either a singular 123 0, 46 | resolves to attempt this task alhough the prospect seems to cause 124 1, 9 | Who brings this to pass is all-powerful,124 and as it is God Who 125 2, 5(227) | two verbs, arrimarse and allegarse, corresponding to "joined", 126 2, 15 | suffering so much for Him, would alleviate His pains, just as, when 127 11, 9 | like her distress to be alleviated lest she should in fact 128 2, 11 | it, so grievous that any alleviation it finds can only be in 129 7, 10(195)| Teresa's hand. The passage alluded to comes from Chapter XXXI 130 1, 5(117) | meant. Perhaps the author's allusion is to the first chapter 131 0, 41 | possibly because of its allusive reference to Gracián himself. 132 1, 4 | sin is the best kind of almsgiving -- a much better thing than 133 0, 41 | The copy makes a good many alterations, mainly verbal, in the text, 134 0, 40 | noteworthy that the first amanuensis made no chapter-divisions, 135 2, 5 | in ourselves which often amaze me -- and how many more 136 4, 8 | doing and suffering such amazing things, how can you expect 137 5, 2 | when it is lifted up by amber (if you have ever observed 138 0, 29 | or later, might have the ambition to penetrate either the 139 1, 9(121) | Gracián amends the following phrase to 140 3, 13 | has discovered firm ground amidst the waters and storms of 141 2, 15 | Himself able to prove so amply to His Father how completely 142 4, 21 | seven, on the vigil of Saint Andrew, to the glory of God, Who 143 0, 9(3) | dated September 4, 1588. The anecdote is told more briefly in 144 0, 38 | according to M. Mariana de los Angeles, once saw St. Teresa caught 145 7, 7 | thinking of; for, though angelic spirits, freed from everything 146 1, 7(25) | Cross's observations on "animal penances" -- penitencias 147 1, 7 | oneself from falling into such animal-like habits.25 ~ 148 2, 14 | by these wild beasts and animals, which force him to close 149 9, 24 | necessary that it should remain annihilated for ever, it would agree 150 6, 5 | realizes with a clearness which annihilates any self-interest in it 151 0, 4 | Teresa de Jesús, editadas y anotadas por el P. Silverio de Santa 152 11, 12 | He will be justified in answering you as He answered the sons 153 2, 2 | small a thing as a tiny ant. ~ 154 1, 10 | just as a man selling an antidote will drink poison before 155 4, 5(248) | Teresa would have used, the Antiphon of the Magnificat at First 156 0, 42 | P. Ribera and a Brother Antonio Arias at the College of 157 2, 12 | plunged it into such grievous anxieties? Even if we tried to meditate 158 2, 10 | doing good people harm; anyway, a person like myself has 159 | anywhere 160 3, 13(242)| Apocalypse xxi, 3. ~ 161 1, 1(17) | Aposentos -- a rather more pretentious 162 4, 5(248) | June 29 runs: "The Blessed Apostle Peter saw Christ coming 163 3, 2 | are called by the Lord to apostleship, as Judas was, and enjoy 164 0, 14 | other works makes such an appeal to us, is in the secondary 165 1, 4 | shall describe later; His appeals come through the conversations 166 2, 3 | senses and faculties and this appearance of the Humanity of the Lord 167 8, 1 | means of such wonderful appearances and visions. Should the 168 0, 45(*) | appended by Intratext Publisher~ 169 0, 18 | How St. Teresa applies the figure of the castle 170 2, 18 | charity. This would also apply to the sisters, where the 171 0, 9 | up his room to them but appointed himself their personal servant 172 1, 2 | exquisite things to be seen and appreciated in them that the understanding 173 4, 8 | will its nature be able to apprehend more of the supernatural 174 3, 13 | of prayer, when the soul approaches Him, and He also gives the 175 2, 3 | because there are no other appropriate ones, yet it must be realized 176 2, 11 | Mansions, it will come more appropriately. The subject will seem an 177 8, 10 | no ground here either for approval or for condemnation. We 178 1, 1(78) | that this computation is approximately correct. The reference is 179 2, 2 | no way of explaining more aptly than by this element of 180 0, 22 | into it, not through an aqueduct, but directly from the spring. 181 3, 9(238) | this point: "Cuando dice aquí: os pide, léase luego este 182 0, 9 | at an inn in the town of Arévalo, where he had arrived some 183 2, 2 | do feel. It is useless to argue with them, for they brood 184 0, 42 | Ribera and a Brother Antonio Arias at the College of the Society 185 8, 10 | experiences, if we use them aright, prepare us to be better 186 0, 46 | as I know that strength arising from obedience has a way 187 6, 4 | Stretch out Thy mighty arm, O Lord, and let not her 188 8, 3 | but this consciousness arose, not from those senses which 189 1, 12 | what but such thoughts can arouse us to love this Lord? May 190 0, 14 | have carried the logical arrangement of the general plan into 191 7, 11 | the Passion -- Christ's arrest, let us say -- and go over 192 2, 5(227) | The Spanish has two verbs, arrimarse and allegarse, corresponding 193 2, 9 | farther, as if we could arrive at these Mansions by letting 194 3, 11 | into their heads that it is arrobamiento, or rapture. But I call 195 2, 6 | soul who sends forth these arrows and thus gives life to this 196 4, 7 | the devil comes with his artful wiles, and, under colour 197 9, 7(202) | English ears it may sound artificial. See Introduction, Life; 198 4, 6 | angels were descending and ascending. ~ 199 3, 1(159) | by St. John of the Cross (Ascent of Mount Carmel, Book II, 200 6, 10 | nature of which it cannot ascertain. I set this down here, so 201 0, 28 | unforgettable maxims on such ascetic themes as self-knowledge, 202 1, 14 | everyone so much trouble, or assail everyone as violently, as 203 1, 10 | the castle, suffering the assaults of a thousand wild and venomous 204 0, 38 | book and is reported as asserting that she wrote a portion 205 3, 8 | these conflicts, despite the assertions of some (I refer to confessors) 206 0, 0(1) | Fray Luis de León) which asserts [somewhat verbosely, for 207 1, 10 | clearly she will be greatly assisted to go onward in perfection 208 1, 7 | great thing for a person to associate with others who are walking 209 3, 9 | wont to have is now largely assuaged, because he has a more lively 210 0, 35 | no improbability in the assumption of his having made these 211 1, 8 | give her the most certain assurance of His Presence. She has 212 2, 5 | that he was not so much astonished at the things done by a 213 1, 9(90) | restrain" and "uniting" is atar -- "tie", "bind."] ~ 214 0, 45 | neglect of it is now fully atoned for.]~ 215 3, 3 | far as is possible, they attach no importance to these fancies. 216 1, 8 | for they are very much attached to them, and, where their 217 3, 12 | understand of the road to the attainment of union. They think that 218 1, 3 | whether or no our prayer attains to union. Do not think it 219 3, 19 | in explaining what I have attempted to explain and that I may 220 5, 4 | then, are the obligations attending souls who have been warned 221 2, 2 | I have observed it more attentively than anything else. In all 222 0, 39 | a note on the manuscript attesting that the chapters in question 223 3, 6 | have fruition of God, their attitude would not be affected, nor 224 3, 10 | For those in this state attract others, and so they can 225 1, 2 | for enduring them, however attractively the advantage of so doing 226 8, 3 | things of the kind might be attributable to fancy, but this thing 227 10, 6 | and in all we do we must attribute to God what is His, and 228 3, 3 | outwardly such a call is not audible. They become markedly conscious 229 0, 5 | Teresa de Jesús, Nueva ed. aumentada, con introducción, etc., 230 2, 8(33) | difficult Spanish phrase to aunque sea, "not even if it is." 231 4, 13(254)| This sentence is authentic but marginal. ~ 232 0, 30 | Teresan in style that their authenticity cannot for a moment be doubted.8 ~ 233 0, 1 | A.V. -- Authorized Version of the Bible (1611). ~ 234 0, 39 | November 1581, we find her authorizing M. María to read the chapters 235 5, 1 | We have even read in some authors that the body is transported 236 1, 7(69) | note, gives the correct authorship. ~ 237 0, 29 | any sense as a spiritual autobiography or an account of the wonders 238 [Title] | Autor's Preface*~JHS.~ 239 0, 42 | 1861, in the "Biblioteca de Autores Españoles", contains a critical 240 2, 5(31) | Psalm cxxvi, 2 [AV., cxxvii, 1]. ~ 241 4, 1 | seem to come together to avenge themselves on them for the 242 4, 6 | will? The second: By what avenues can the devil enter and 243 6, 1 | continually and there is no way of avoiding them, even in public. Further, 244 2, 2 | even thinking of God, he is awakened by His Majesty, as though 245 0, 24 | sickness; misrepresentation, backbiting and persecution; undeserved 246 1, 6 | be perfect, we turn our backs upon Him and go away sorrowfully, 247 2, 8 | and free from the risk of backsliding. But that is not my meaning, 248 9, 13(203)| theologian referred to was P. Báñez: cf. Life, Chap. XXIX, Foundations, 249 9, 7 | man though he was, did not banish it from his memory. If we 250 0, 5 | por el P. Jaime Pons, Barcelona, 1908. ~ 251 11, 2 | the heat of which is quite bearable, though it causes pain. 252 1, 7 | not to allow himself to be beaten, for, if the devil sees 253 0, 25 | conceivable, save that of the Beatific Vision in the life to come. ~ 254 1, 4 | and often bear it in mind: Beatus vir, qui timet Dominum.64~ 255 1, 5 | wherein are the many and beauteous Mansions that you have seen; 256 0, 41 | the autograph. The work is beautifully done in red and black ink 257 0, 10 | splendour, illumining and beautifying them all. The nearer one 258 7, 2 | are like the river's slimy bed; they are always fresh in 259 11, 10 | of any trials which may befall it; for by comparison with 260 | beforehand 261 2, 5 | which reason she continually begged Him not to allow her to 262 1, 9 | what we ask.46 All that the beginner in prayer has to do -- and 263 4, 10 | that I am speaking about beginners, and that later on one may 264 1, 5 | very prosperous are now beneath the ground, and we trample 265 0, 4 | introductions by the Very Rev. Benedict Zimmerman, O.C.D., London, 266 0, 3 | indicates the translation of the Benedictines of Stanbrook (London, 1919- 267 0, 39 | gentleman who had been a great benefactor of the Reform, Don Pedro 268 1, 5 | truer friends and greater benefactors than those who speak well 269 9, 7 | so lovely and tender and benign. I do not think my heart 270 5, 8 | body, nor that the body is bereft of the soul. ~ 271 1, 1 | WHILE I was beseeching Our Lord to-day that He 272 1, 7(25) | penances" -- penitencias de bestias -- in his Dark Night, I, 273 11, 6 | comparison with what Thou bestowest upon them later. It is well 274 2, 5 | saw such a thing done, she betook herself straightway to its 275 4, 2 | would not be brave enough to betroth herself to the King. This 276 4, 2 | often have heard that God betrothes Himself to souls spiritually. 277 2, 15 | to deliver us from evil. Beware, my daughters, of cares 278 0, 42 | edition of 1861, in the "Biblioteca de Autores Españoles", contains 279 1, 3 | at being unable to do His bidding immediately, and thus, as 280 4, 2(163) | cuanto veis, u que nos está bien, which, translated literally 281 3, 12(241)| has not these raptures and Bights of the spirit; or, if it 282 9, 16 | humble. A peasant of lowly birth would never dream of wishing 283 1, 9 | allows these reptiles to bite us, so that we may learn 284 1, 6 | sake; but it sheds a few bitter tears which seem in some 285 4, 13 | with the Lord, Whom they so bitterly hated, to call to mind the 286 2, 4 | to remove the pitch which blackens the crystal? Remember, if 287 2, 10 | just as the black looks blacker against the white. Secondly, 288 6, 2 | except when her own confessor blames her, as though she could 289 4, 16 | attack, for unless, with most blameworthy presumption, it tears itself 290 0, 9 | Medina del Campo, across the bleak Castilian plateau, on her 291 4, 11 | Oh, human blindness! How long, how long shall 292 1, 4(115) | by the devil unless God blinds him in that respect." Luis 293 7, 2 | aghast at having been so bold; it weeps for its lack of 294 0, 22 | fear: it has broken all the bonds which previously hindered 295 1, 5 | to the very marrow of the bones; that puts it well, and 296 0, 35 | works, for which purpose he borrowed the autographs of the Way 297 3, 15 | overladen ship sinking to the bottom of the sea. ~ 298 2, 18 | dearly perfection can be bought. The devil might also use 299 0, 11 | creatures outside the palace boundaries were permitted to enter 300 5, 6 | May the Lord, of His own bounty, grant us humility. ~ 301 1, 9(88) | The words in brackets were written in the margin 302 7, 14 | would be very bad for the brain and the head, if nothing 303 4, 8 | the slaves of God and are branded with His sign, which is 304 4, 2 | lowly, who would not be brave enough to betroth herself 305 1, 2 | of being surprised by a breaching of their fortress in some 306 2, 4 | though he had not a crust of bread left to eat, how can Our 307 1, 4 | His Majesty's gift; so it breaks into praises of God, but 308 3, 10 | child beginning to suck the breast. If it be taken from its 309 2, 6 | kind. For from those Divine breasts, where it seems that God 310 1, 3 | life enough to be able to breathe.112 I have just been thinking 311 1, 3 | or at least, if it still breathes, it does so without realizing 312 4, 13 | soul, it loses its power of breathing, with the result that, although 313 1, 3 | these favours to one of our brethren when this in no way hinders 314 4, 5(248) | In the old Carmelite Breviary, which St. Teresa would 315 2, 6 | matters have to serve the Bridegroom and the bride. And just 316 4, 3 | understands in this way in the briefest space of time. But the Spouse, 317 1, 9 | is with others in a very bright room; and then suppose that 318 2, 3 | is not the spring, or the brilliant sun which is in the centre 319 1, 11 | just as if it were full of brimming rivers, and then as if all 320 4, 10(171)| The "streets and the broad ways" of Canticles iii, 321 2, 2 | argue with them, for they brood over their woes and make 322 2, 12 | are His children, and my brothers and sisters, and in meditating 323 5, 9 | fact that, as quickly as a bullet leaves a gun when the trigger 324 11, 4 | the body fails, the soul burns so fiercely within that, 325 2, 2 | little cocoons, in which they bury themselves. Then, finally, 326 1, 3 | our worldly pastimes and businesses and pleasures and hagglings, 327 1, 6 | infirm and so accustomed to busying themselves with outside 328 2, 4 | are their governors and butlers and stewards -- how blind 329 1, 3 | He makes it impossible to buy His riches; provided each 330 0, 41 | better advantage: indeed, the calligraphy rivals that of any professional 331 4, 8 | I think they call it a camarín), where they have an infinite 332 9, 4 | raiment looks like the finest cambric. Almost invariably the soul 333 5, 9(180) | Los trabajos de este camino tan trabajoso: the word-play 334 0, 9 | her nuns from Medina del Campo, across the bleak Castilian 335 2, 4 | yet afterwards the one candle can be perfectly well separated 336 1, 4 | of arms and the noise of cannon are so loud that the soul 337 1, 2 | my Lord and my God! How canst Thou wish us to desire such 338 3, 1(159) | Médula mystica (Trat. VI, Cap. i), has a succinct description 339 0, 45 | St. Teresa's death, the Cardinal-Archbishop of Seville, a Carmelite 340 4, 13 | fervour was such that she cared nothing how she went -- 341 1, 6 | now let us return to these carefully-ordered souls and consider what 342 0, 9 | Campo, across the bleak Castilian plateau, on her way to St. 343 0, 39 | this gentleman's daughter Catalina took the habit in the Sevilian 344 2, 8 | in some wonderful way, to catch fire. It is just as though 345 4, 3 | that, like the phoenix, it catches fire and springs into new 346 9, 11 | So they have to proceed cautiously, and even to wait for some 347 1, 3 | companionship that He calls us ceaselessly, time after time, to approach 348 7, 10 | wonderful way the soul never ceases to walk with Christ our 349 1, 2 | yours should hinder the celebration of His Spiritual Marriage 350 3, 7 | self-love, self-esteem, censoriousness (even if only in small things) 351 1, 5 | fortified rather than daunted by censure, for experience has shown 352 0, 45 | commemoration of the third centenary of St. Teresa's death, the 353 2, 8 | eaten. Just so around this central room are many more, as there 354 1, 2 | beauty. All our interest is centred in the rough setting of 355 0, 39 | of the Reform, Don Pedro Cerezo Pardo. When, in 1617, this 356 2, 13(134)| Cf. Ch. 1, above. The reference 357 1, 4 | him, bound with a stout chain, made fast to a post and 358 1, 4 | supposing you could loose his chains by means of your prayers? 359 0, 40 | first amanuensis made no chapter-divisions, presumably because at that 360 2, 10(133)| A characteristically emphatic phrase -- en fin, 361 3, 5 | senses and faculties. They characterize all the Mansions so far 362 8 | this produces when genuine. Charges that these favours be kept 363 3, 8 | or rather the activity is checked for it when it finds it 364 3, 8 | source, the understanding checks its activity, or rather 365 4, 16 | person had been greatly cheered and consoled by those words; 366 0, 9 | nuns, half frozen but still cheerful, reached the inn, there 367 3, 9 | desire them, because he also cherishes a great desire to do something 368 2, 1 | produce constrictions of the chest and even exterior movements, 369 2, 5 | may be deception; let his chief fear be rather lest he show 370 3, 10 | even weaned but is like a child beginning to suck the breast. 371 2, 4 | A rich man, who is childless and has no one to leave 372 3, 11 | it were, through a little chink, at what is passing. Now 373 9, 2 | the highest value and the choicest virtues: although we have 374 0, 14 | with my spinning and go to choir and do my religious duties 375 2, 5 | he also says: Mihi vivere Christus est, mori lucrum.228 This, 376 2, 13 | always proceeds with great circumspection; they should select a man 377 3, 9 | and in the most difficult circumstances, sees His word come true; 378 1, 14 | restless and distressed. The clacking old mill must keep on going 379 4, 2(163) | would have been omitted or clarified. Freely it might be rendered: " 380 0, 26 | with the greatest possible clarity, St. Teresa makes it quite 381 1, 4 | are more alert, while the clash of arms and the noise of 382 1, 4 | more notice of the former class than of the latter. The 383 3, 1(159) | referred to by St. Teresa, a classification applicable to visions also: " 384 1, 7(68) | Or this clause might mean: "yet a person 385 4, 2(163) | original here interpolates two clauses, con cuanto veis, u que 386 4, 11 | clearer sight, as did the clay to the blind man who was 387 3, 9 | however far a man may have climbed towards the crest of the 388 9, 22 | may be done in us; if we cling firmly to this maxim and 389 3, 12(144)| covering their faces with a cloak, muffled up. Metaphorically, 390 2, 8 | the greatness of God, and closely united with Him, for so 391 3, 1 | A person involuntarily closes his eyes and desires solitude; 392 3, 1 | remaining in the dark, or closing the eyes, nor is it dependent 393 2, 3 | beauty. If a thick black cloth be placed over a crystal 394 1, 6 | illumined, as it were, by a cloud of the greatest brightness. 395 4, 10 | ever! For everything is cloying and degrading by comparison 396 0, 11 | darkness, became as black as coal and emitted an insufferable 397 2, 2 | themselves very tight little cocoons, in which they bury themselves. 398 1, 8 | begun upon sand, it will all collapse:45 souls which build like 399 0, 35 | had himself projected a collected edition of St. Teresa's 400 0, 42 | Brother Antonio Arias at the College of the Society of Jesus 401 2, 5(130) | Colossians iii, 3. Gracián deletes " 402 4, 4 | will take great pains about combating it and will try to hinder 403 2, 6 | peaceful, but restless and combative. Secondly, this delectable 404 1, 1 | God have overcome in these combats, and by dint of perseverance 405 2, 2 | as though by a rushing comet or a thunderclap. Although 406 1, 12(52) | Actually the words are: "No man cometh. . . ."] ~ 407 0, 9 | had been given the most comfortable room. When the little party 408 11, 9 | vision, in which the true Comforter comforts and strengthens 409 0, 45 | In commemoration of the third centenary of 410 0, 32 | theoretical, many of her comments must have been well worthy 411 9, 10 | world, there is a great commotion; and then all at once, as 412 5, 7 | some of the revelations are communicated to it without words. If, 413 1, 1 | mercy that He shows us in communicating these things in such a way 414 3, 9 | special care for us in His communing with us and of the way He 415 0, 24 | Mansions, says St. Teresa, is comparable only with the tortures of 416 0, 43 | editions -- one early and one comparatively recent -- merit remark. ~ 417 1, 9 | not know to what it can be compared, save to the torment of 418 3, 15 | their own wretchedness by comparing it with His greatness and 419 9, 5 | imagination and understanding can compass, its presence is of such 420 3, 19 | inhibits all other thought and compels attention to what He says. 421 1, 8 | consolations in prayer and to be complaining about periods of aridity. 422 2, 2 | healed of that wound. It complains to its Spouse with words 423 4, 15 | And thus these souls make complaint to Our Lord when He offers 424 1, 10 | practise prayer, and their complaints of interior trials -- especially 425 2, 14 | who shock us. Our outward comportment and behaviour may be better 426 3, 15 | imagination someone seems to be composing bit by bit what the soul 427 1, 1 | more be able to attain to a comprehension of this than to an understanding 428 4, 19 | Mansions, yet in each there are comprised many more, both above and 429 1, 9 | be quite sure that this comprises the very greatest perfection 430 2, 12 | example, to think of them as comprising not just a few rooms, but 431 0, 39 | dowry. Thus by a strange concatenation of events the autograph 432 0, 25 | peace; no higher state is conceivable, save that of the Beatific 433 2, 7 | interior of the soul. I may conceivably be mistaken; but, until 434 1, 5 | quite clear about this, it conceives a special and most tender 435 4, 6 | its whole thought will be concentrated upon finding ways to please 436 3, 1(159) | expression of (certain) concepts in the depth of the spirit 437 1, 3(62) | Teresa's untranslatably concise language. The original is: 438 4 | CHAPTER IV ~Concludes by describing what appears 439 11, 4 | feel them less; this I have conclusively proved. In the present case, 440 5, 1(175) | The mystics concur with St. Thomas in holding 441 8, 10 | either for approval or for condemnation. We must base our judgments 442 1, 8 | confessor as to a judge, and he condemns her, she cannot fail to 443 0, 23 | describes the psychological conditions of this state, in which, 444 1 | are in this Mansion must conduct themselves. This is a good 445 9, 12 | I do not mean here in confessing your sins, for of course 446 3, 2 | or whatever person they confide in, should advise them to 447 3, 18 | be afraid, but may rest confidently in the mercy of the Lord, 448 3, 8 | Despite all these conflicts, despite the assertions 449 2, 12 | for me to know, or even to conjecture, that I was in any way pleasing 450 2, 9 | Lord allows Himself to be conquered so that He will do all we 451 0, 29 | would be difficult for any conscientious student who practised what 452 2, 13 | merely remains quiet and consenting. Oh, goodness of God, that 453 3, 8 | this may be of very great consequence to it. ~ 454 2, 5 | when she saw what legible consequences a fall could bring; secondly, 455 1, 4(214) | This paragraph was considerably altered in the editio princeps. ~ 456 10, 3 | thought, worthy of deep consideration and very profitable for 457 1, 5 | These and other considerations mitigate the great distress 458 3, 4 | whatever His Majesty does she considers to be for the best: if He 459 3, 2 | service of God does not consist in things like these, over 460 1, 2(152) | St. Teresa is not always consistent in her use of singular and 461 8, 8 | walking at your side, will console you and reassure you, and 462 4, 16 | been greatly cheered and consoled by those words; and I set 463 1, 7 | even if only in desire, to consort with the reptiles in the 464 3, 2 | days and years, have been consorting with strangers, to whom 465 3, 9 | cause the soul to be less constrained in matters relating to the 466 2, 8 | should be subjected to undue constraint or limitation. Since God 467 2, 1 | persons find they produce constrictions of the chest and even exterior 468 2, 6 | our Mansion, and we can construct it for ourselves and hide 469 2, 3 | but the other has been constructed at the very source of the 470 8, 9 | being content with a single consultation, especially if the confessor 471 8, 9 | you have finished these consultations, calm yourself and do not 472 1, 3 | which is the seventh, before consummating the Spiritual Marriage. 473 2, 5(131) | meaning is clear from the context.] ~ 474 3, 9 | them, for it is from their continuance that all our good proceeds. ~ 475 2, 1 | ill-health forced me to postpone continuing it until a more suitable 476 4, 3 | better. So it is here. The contract is already drawn up and 477 3, 3(101) | used, means "shrinkage", "contraction"; it should be distinguished 478 7, 6 | and, although I have been contradicted about it and told that I 479 2, 7 | these interior things I am contradicting what I have myself said 480 2, 3 | doing so. For it seems a contradiction to say that the Beloved 481 4, 3(148) | This sounds contradictory, but the word "take" (tomar 482 0, 27 | Castle, drawing a picturesque contrast between the material poverty 483 2, 18 | it were a question of her contravening the Rule and Constitutions, 484 5, 3 | now this great God, Who controls the sources of the waters 485 1, 5 | He made Saint Paul at his conversion,215 and so prevents it from 486 4, 5 | thought of the thousands converted by the martyrs gives us 487 4, 15 | But we shall not be converting anyone," you will say, " 488 4, 17 | I do not know if I have conveyed any impression of the nature 489 4, 10 | reward here below, and thus conveys to us some idea of what 490 3, 12 | produced by the vision itself, convinces it and makes it certain 491 2, 17 | trying to bring about a cooling of charity and love among 492 0, 41 | any professional monastic copyist of the Middle Ages. The 493 0, 40 | which the copy was made. The copyists were four nuns, one of whom, 494 2, 5(227) | 1 Corinthians vi, 17. [The Spanish has 495 1, 8(26) | P. Gracián corrects this to "thirty-eight years." 496 2, 3 | as follows. The latter corresponds to the spiritual sweetness 497 1, 10(47) | not casas ("homes") but cosas ("things"). Luis de León, 498 3, 7 | will to live as the most costly oblation they can give Him. 499 1, 8 | with the torture which it costs us to have to do with a 500 7, 10 | keeping His commandments and counsels -- let us be very diligent


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