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2002 4, 7 | arduous labours. Amid the thorns of that bush he must have 2003 5, 7 | could not succeed with a thousandth part of them. This is not 2004 5, 5 | mind but its sins, and to throw itself upon the mercy of 2005 2, 2 | by a rushing comet or a thunderclap. Although no sound is heard,157 2006 4, 3 | she does her utmost not to thwart this Divine betrothal. If 2007 1, 4 | whom we saw with his hands tied behind him, bound with a 2008 2, 9 | It is no longer bound by ties of relationship, friendship 2009 2, 2 | making themselves very tight little cocoons, in which 2010 1, 4 | in mind: Beatus vir, qui timet Dominum.64~And now I forget 2011 8, 9 | experience and treats the matter timorously and enjoins you to go and 2012 6, 9 | ourselves draw water, we tire ourselves by digging for 2013 1, 1 | not mind, as we are never tired of books that treat of this, 2014 0, 47 | writing under obedience tires me and makes my head worse, 2015 0, 10 | dark and infested with toads, vipers and other venomous 2016 5, 9 | cares for them. Just as tokens of the nature of the Promised 2017 11, 5 | and the thirst is not a tolerable one but of a kind that nothing 2018 4, 3(148) | contradictory, but the word "take" (tomar each time in the Spanish) 2019 4, 15 | everything on earth to be tongue so that it might praise 2020 6, 12 | arouses the rest. How can your tongues be better employed, when 2021 1, 8 | intolerable, especially when on top of everything else come 2022 8, 9 | penitent is persecuted and tormented; for she finds that what 2023 3, 3 | are like a hedgehog or a tortoise withdrawing into itself102; 2024 1, 9(89) | phrase: "so like a little tórtola (turtle-dove)" -- i.e. not 2025 1, 9(89) | tan tortolito, an expressive phrase: " 2026 1, 8 | cannot fail to be upset and tortured by what he says -- and only 2027 2, 16 | no peace save when she is torturing herself. This, in itself, 2028 5, 3 | furious assault upon it and toss it about at their will, 2029 3, 9 | these gentle yet penetrating touches of His love. This, sisters, 2030 1, 9 | you will see, cannot help touching upon subjects which, please 2031 4, 15 | saying that we must not build towers without foundations, and 2032 5, 9(180) | Los trabajos de este camino tan trabajoso: 2033 5, 9(180) | trabajos de este camino tan trabajoso: the word-play is intentional.] ~ 2034 0, 14 | of the soul are clearly traced and the distribution of 2035 1, 9(91) | Traíame tonta. Cf. n. 72, above.] ~ 2036 2, 1(72) | drove me silly" -- "me traían tonta": a typically homely 2037 2, 5 | and eternal evils in its train. It is of this, daughters, 2038 3, 2 | But they are no longer traitors and they now walk about 2039 1, 5 | beneath the ground, and we trample upon their graves, and often, 2040 4 | rapture, or ecstasy, or trance (for I think these are all 2041 3, 10 | soul is almost always in tranquility. It is not afraid that this 2042 6, 8 | they are comforting and tranquillizing rather than disturbing, 2043 3, 11 | So tranquilly and noiselessly does the 2044 9, 13(203)| Life of Teresa of Avila, trans. and edited, by E. Allison 2045 2, 14 | that souls shall be saved transcend these pains beyond all comparison 2046 0, 37 | disastrous for the Reform, the transference of St. Joséph's, Avila, 2047 1, 4 | God, or if the devil was transfigured into an angel of light. 2048 1, 1 | joys, lest, when the devil transfigures himself into an angel of 2049 2, 9 | experience how the Lord helps and transforms a soul, so that it seems 2050 2, 8(33) | though it is impossible to translate her exclamation literally.] ~ 2051 4, 2(163) | convinced that either of these translations represents the author's 2052 9, 4 | with some material of the transparency of a diamond, if such a 2053 3, 1(159) | in his Médula mystica (Trat. VI, Cap. i), has a succinct 2054 0, 9 | year 1579, St. Teresa was travelling with three of her nuns from 2055 4 | road they have begun to tread.~ 2056 7, 11 | to realize, such as the treason of Judas, the flight of 2057 0, 28 | Interior Castle, it is also a treasury of unforgettable maxims 2058 8, 0(198) | For St. Teresa's treatment of intellectual vision, 2059 3, 11(107)| which St. Teresa plays so trenchantly, are added to their English 2060 3, 5 | interior disturbances and tribulations which have been described, 2061 2, 12 | to realize this, we are tricked by all kinds of deceptions. 2062 9, 17 | enter and play a thousand tricks on us. ~ 2063 1, 10 | the struggle, as the devil tries to make us do. Most of these 2064 5, 9 | bullet leaves a gun when the trigger is pulled, there begins 2065 1, 5 | them and thinks of them as truer friends and greater benefactors 2066 3, 5 | as follows. The first and truest is the sense of power and 2067 0, 38 | even this can always be trusted. Ana de la Encarnación, 2068 0, 21 | exhortations on the dangers of trusting to one's own strength and 2069 9, 10 | there came that storm and tumult in the sky, just so, in 2070 1, 9(89) | so like a little tórtola (turtle-dove)" -- i.e. not only timid, 2071 2, 2 | full-grown, when people put down twigs, upon which, with their 2072 3, 1(159) | description of the three types of locution referred to 2073 2, 1(72) | me traían tonta": a typically homely and forcible expression. 2074 4, 2(163) | clauses, con cuanto veis, u que nos está bien, which, 2075 2, 8(33) | room", "Oh, but if it is (Uh, que si es) in (the room 2076 4, 4(149) | No fué más de una vista. [Cf. n. 147, above.] ~ 2077 3, 10 | from this source, are never unaccompanied by vainglory; just as those 2078 1, 13 | very painful, indeed almost unbearable. For this causes Lord, do 2079 2, 5 | source is the Lord, Who is unchangeable; and its effects are not 2080 4, 13 | then to have to put up with uncharitable talk from the Pharisee253 2081 5, 2 | since it has so often and so unconditionally placed itself in His hands, 2082 9, 7 | presence as will produce unconsciousness!202 It must be for this 2083 2, 7 | it might be joined with Uncreated Spirit in this celestial 2084 4, 9 | all the suffering we can undergo for Him, and all the preparation 2085 1, 8 | imperfection in the soul that is undergoing these experiences. He thinks 2086 4, 13 | was that she had already undergone it through witnessing the 2087 4, 7 | of doing good, sets about undermining it in trivial ways, and 2088 1, 2(61) | But Ribera has written underneath them: "This is not to be 2089 4, 2 | and lowly for so great an undertaking, and I am certain that, 2090 0, 13 | upshot of this was that she undertook to write another book in 2091 0, 24 | backbiting and persecution; undeserved praise; inexperienced, timid 2092 0, 26 | her path to be followed undeviatingly and step by step, and of 2093 2, 3(158) | used is deshacerse, "to undo oneself", implying here 2094 4, 9 | misgivings, as the devil is undoubtedly anxious to exercise his 2095 2, 8 | should be subjected to undue constraint or limitation. 2096 10, 1 | see a soul distressed and uneasy, because he knows that this 2097 8, 3 | wished, but did so at quite unexpected times, when it became necessary. 2098 0, 28 | it is also a treasury of unforgettable maxims on such ascetic themes 2099 0, 30 | separate sheet and they have unfortunately been lost. During her own 2100 0, 14 | Mansions gives it a certain unity which some of her other 2101 1, 10 | especially if they are unlearned people -- so that they become 2102 3, 11 | practise on women, or on unlettered persons, because we do not 2103 | unlike 2104 | unlikely 2105 1, 11 | Who suddenly, at the most unlooked-for hour, with a single word, 2106 4, 10 | to do Him some service, unmarred by the many faults that 2107 1, 5 | find itself publicly and unmeritedly described as good is an 2108 8, 3 | indescribable. It is quite as unmistakable, however, and produces a 2109 2, 11 | discouragement -- quite unnecessarily, however, for perfection 2110 2, 6 | aware of it, and, however unobservant he might be, could not fail 2111 2, 2 | often when a person is quite unprepared for such a thing, and is 2112 3, 5 | do they cause a restless, unquiet passion which disturbs the 2113 2, 7 | unnecessary, and would be unseemly, for me to detail them. 2114 1, 9 | Jesus Christ, for example, unseen by us, in the Most Holy 2115 3, 16 | crosses, but these do not unsettle them or deprive them of 2116 6, 13 | him either. These are very unskilful comparisons to represent 2117 4, 9 | wiles upon us. For it is unthinkable that a soul which has arrived 2118 | unto 2119 1, 3(62) | example of St. Teresa's untranslatably concise language. The original 2120 4, 12 | not try to walk along an untrodden path, or at the best we 2121 3, 10 | the devil but retains the unwavering certainty that it comes 2122 1, 3 | whose habit both you and I unworthily wear. Praise Him, my daughters, 2123 2, 1 | for many years lived an upright and carefully ordered life, 2124 0, 13 | P. Jerónimo Gracián; the upshot of this was that she undertook 2125 1, 11 | the spirit seems to move upward with great velocity. Please 2126 3, 8 | travel downwards, but always upwards, so here it is evident that 2127 4, 5 | Think of a maiden like Saint Ursula. And of the souls whom the 2128 6, 5 | making it realize that any usefulness it may have had has been 2129 2, 2 | I really do feel. It is useless to argue with them, for 2130 2, 4 | Holy Spirit, it begins to utilize the general help which God 2131 0, 30 | had changed her mind, and, utilizing her margins, she was able 2132 1, 12 | made it realize that it is utterly helpless and that we are 2133 1, 7 | himself properly, but merely utters the words that come to his 2134 1, 2 | these bodies, and have a vague idea, because we have heard 2135 1, 14(155)| Teresa often uses that phrase vaguely.] ~ 2136 0, 37 | when the nuns endeavoured vainly to elect St. Teresa as their 2137 1, 14(156)| treated the insertion as valid and began the new chapter 2138 0, 35 | of the Carmelite nuns at Valladolid. As we have already said, 2139 1, 4 | such prayers may be God values them highly. You must not 2140 0, 11 | soul, the light suddenly vanished. Although the King of Glory 2141 1, 5 | are really very fond of vanities the devil will send us into 2142 2, 5 | in vain,31 since we are vanity itself. That person to whom 2143 1, 6 | reflections of this kind which vanquish devils. But, oh, my God 2144 4, 8 | where they have an infinite variety of glassware, and earthenware, 2145 0, 16 | one behind another" but variously -- "some above, others below, 2146 4, 2(163) | two clauses, con cuanto veis, u que nos está bien, which, 2147 0, 13 | discuss the matter with Dr. Velázquez, who used sometimes to hear 2148 1, 11 | to move upward with great velocity. Please God I may remember 2149 4, 3(147) | Vengan a vistas: lit., "have sight 2150 1, 14 | though I were trying to take vengeance on myself. As it has been 2151 7, 10(195)| published in Spanish at Venice in 1512 and often reprinted 2152 3, 7 | died in defence of their veracity. But, as I say, all these 2153 0, 0(1) | which asserts [somewhat verbosely, for which reason the full 2154 2, 5(227) | 17. [The Spanish has two verbs, arrimarse and allegarse, 2155 0, 14(6) | Dilucidario del verdadero espíritu, Chap. V. ~ 2156 2, 8 | soul, since its spirit is verily made one with the celestial 2157 4, 5(248) | the Magnificat at First Vespers on June 29 runs: "The Blessed 2158 1, 5 | of interior trials, which vex many good souls to an intolerable 2159 0, 35 | wrote to M. María de Cristo, Vicaress of the Carmelite nuns at 2160 1, 10 | war made upon them by our vices. "Peace, peace," said the 2161 3, 2 | they now walk about in the vicinity of the castle. The great 2162 3, 9 | one who, after a thousand vicissitudes and in the most difficult 2163 6, 12 | of inward joy that each vies with the rest in praising 2164 4, 21 | and seventy seven, on the vigil of Saint Andrew, to the 2165 0, 33 | maintaining a greatly increased vigilance, so important and so ambitious 2166 3, 11 | women, because of prayers, vigils and severe penances, and 2167 4, 11 | strength derived from the vigour gained by the soul after 2168 0, 3 | the Letters follows Vols. VII-IX of P. Silverio. Letters ( 2169 1, 14 | trouble, or assail everyone as violently, as for many years they 2170 1, 6 | if a man is bitten by a viper, his whole body is poisoned 2171 1, 4 | bear it in mind: Beatus vir, qui timet Dominum.64~And 2172 1, 6 | people who pursue these visible things meet with nothing 2173 2, 17(38) | XIII and Method for the visitation of convents. ~ 2174 10, 1 | when it is about to be visited by some heavy trial; others, 2175 1, 5 | peace: let it refrain from visiting one house after another 2176 4, 4(149) | No fué más de una vista. [Cf. n. 147, above.] ~ 2177 8, 6 | therefore, pierces his very vitals and has every reason to 2178 1, 5(117) | something she once said viva voce.] ~ 2179 2, 5 | And he also says: Mihi vivere Christus est, mori lucrum.228 2180 8, 4 | as the soul experiences a vivid and almost constant love 2181 1, 5(117) | something she once said viva voce.] ~ 2182 3, 10 | love, he thinks that the voices are telling him what he 2183 2, 10 | the soul in order later to wage a far severer war upon it. ~ 2184 2, 10 | His palace: many wars are waged in his kingdom and many 2185 1 | fierce war which the devil wages against us. Tells how essential 2186 4, 5 | always find that those who walked closest to Christ Our Lord 2187 8, 8 | to be, that, if the soul walks in the manner described 2188 1, 2 | diamond, and in the outer wall of the castle -- that is 2189 1, 8 | we are not ashamed to be wanting consolations in prayer and 2190 0, 13(5) | Allison Peers; Sheed and Ward, p. 334). ~ 2191 2, 15 | that in some of them, the wardens, who, as I think I said, 2192 1, 10 | do so must not allow such warfare to turn them back. They 2193 2, 2 | Fault is not mine). When the warm weather comes, and the mulberry-trees 2194 0, 20 | increasing. There is more warmth and light here than in the 2195 4, 8 | gives it a thousand interior warnings of many kinds, and thus 2196 2, 10 | living in His palace: many wars are waged in his kingdom 2197 4, 13 | her love for the Lord by washing His feet and wiping them 2198 3, 11 | they are doing nothing but wasting their time at it and ruining 2199 2, 15 | we should not cease to be watchful against the devil's wiles, 2200 6, 9 | dry ground of ours well watered and will be of great help 2201 5, 3 | there rises up so powerful a wave that this little ship -- 2202 4, 7 | darkens its understanding, and weakens its will, and causes its 2203 3, 8 | respects, He treats us as weaklings, though He has ample fortitude 2204 2, 4 | money to, loses part of his wealth; but not so much that he 2205 1, 13 | condition, that people who are wealthy, or free to do as they like, 2206 3, 10 | yet the soul is not even weaned but is like a child beginning 2207 2, 9 | of conflict and trial and weariness, but they are not of such 2208 2, 9 | that is, by its gradual weaving of the cocoon. It has wings 2209 2, 8 | country to another in a week, it would be advisable, 2210 7, 2 | having been so bold; it weeps for its lack of reverence; 2211 4, 16 | must touch it. People are welcome to attack her body, her 2212 2, 6 | every one else to live as well-ordered a life as they do themselves; 2213 6, 9 | pool of water, still less a wellspring. For this reason, sisters, 2214 1, 7 | same thing happened when I wept for my sins. This was a 2215 2, 14 | painful death that Thou wert to die present itself to 2216 | wherein 2217 4, 3 | but be afraid. And let whichever of you feels surest of herself 2218 1, 11 | little birds seem to be whistling, not in the ears, but in 2219 2, 10 | anything white looks very much whiter against something black, 2220 6, 4 | prevent you from flying whithersoever you will! Have pity on her, 2221 | whoever 2222 2, 4 | become two again, or the wick may be withdrawn from the 2223 7, 9 | wants us to realize our wickedness, which makes us unworthy 2224 2, 4 | light they give is one: the wicks and the wax and the light 2225 9, 10 | interior of the soul he wields less power. He may be able 2226 1, 6 | themselves, just as Lot's wife was because she looked back.24 ~ 2227 9, 24 | would agree to this very willingly. May He be for ever praised 2228 5, 2 | to Him with such complete willingness, it must realize that it 2229 2, 4 | room there were two large windows through which the light 2230 2, 8 | advisable, with all the winds and snow and floods and 2231 1, 4 | like a bird with a broken wing and I can say nothing of 2232 1, 10 | and from this suffering winning merit. So this must not 2233 4, 5 | I have often said, if he wins a single soul in this way 2234 4, 13 | by washing His feet and wiping them with her hair.252 And 2235 4, 2 | comparison as well as my wit will allow. Afterwards we 2236 3, 3 | those from whom the Lord withholds such supernatural gifts 2237 2, 2 | for they brood over their woes and make up their minds 2238 6, 4 | appear in this creature, womanish and base though she is, 2239 1, 2 | great confusion and have wondered if it will not be better 2240 2, 5 | my Lord and my God! How wondrous is Thy greatness! And we 2241 10, 3 | thanks and be ashamed of worrying over anything that is done 2242 4, 3 | her, after that one visit, worthier to join hands (as people 2243 2, 12 | God. Now if I, who am so worthless a person, did that, surely 2244 9, 4 | if such a thing could be woven. This raiment looks like 2245 3, 12 | experiencing and so completely wrapt up144 in their prayers that 2246 9, 7 | with the thought of the wrath which the damned will see 2247 0, 46 | strength enough to enable me to wrestle continually both with sickness 2248 0, 33 | perforce to be taken by writers on mystical theology, when 2249 10, 4 | to forgive those who have wronged us. I assure you, daughters, 2250 10, 2 | by showing us clearly how wrongly we are acting when we offend 2251 1, 1(40) | Life, Chaps. XI-XIII; Way of perfection, The 2252 1, 1(78) | reference is to Life, Chaps. XI-XXVII. ~ 2253 1, 1(40) | Works of St. Teresa, Chaps. XX-XXIX. ~ 2254 3, 13(242)| Apocalypse xxi, 3. ~ 2255 7, 6(187) | Life, Chaps. XXII-XXIV. ~ 2256 9, 6(201) | St. Matthew xxv, 41. [The abrupt change 2257 3, 1(159) | Carmel, Book II, Chaps. XXVI-XXX), are of three kinds: successive, 2258 0, 38(11) | Cit. P. Silverio, IV, xxxvi.] ~ 2259 0, 38(12) | Op. cit., IV, xxxvii. ~ 2260 0, 39(13) | Op. Cit., IV, xxxviii. ~ 2261 0, 4 | Teresa de Jesús, editadas y anotadas por el P. Silverio 2262 | Yes 2263 2, 18 | taking the matter up would be yielding to temptation would itself 2264 3, 6(140) | added here the word acullá, "yonder", which Luis de León altered 2265 2, 16 | sometimes she might even be so zealous about religious observances 2266 11, 12 | He answered the sons of Zebedee: "Can you drink the chalice?"210 2267 0, 4 | by the Very Rev. Benedict Zimmerman, O.C.D., London, 1916. ~


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