Saint for the Day - October 15 - St. Teresa
WHEN a child of seven
years, Teresa ran away from her home at Avila in
Spain, in the hope of being martyred by the Moors.
Being brought back and asked the reason of her
flight, she replied, "I want to see God, and I must
die before I can see Him." She then began with her
brother to build a hermitage in the garden, and was
often heard repeating "Forever, forever" Some years
later she became a Carmelite nun.
Frivolous conversations checked her progress towards
perfection, but at last, in her thirty-first year,
she gave herself wholly to God. A vision showed her
the very place in hell to which her own light faults
would have led her, and she lived ever after in the
deepest distrust of self. She was called to reform
her Order, favored with distinct commands from Our
Lord, and her heart was pierced with divine love;
but she dreaded nothing so much as delusion, and to
the last acted only under obedience to her
confessors, which both made her strong and kept her
safe. She died on October 4, 1582.
Saint for the Day - St. Teresa
Read about the Saint for today - October 15 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"After all I die a child of the
Church." These were the Saint's
last words. They teach us the
lesson of her life—to trust in
humble, childlike obedience to
our spiritual guides as the
surest means of salvation.
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