Friday, October 14, 2011

St Teresa of Jesus

October 15 is the Feast of St. Teresa of Jesus.
I wrote an article about her and St. John of the Cross for the June 27, 2011 issue of The BC Catholic:

I also wrote an article on lukewarmness for the March 8, 2010 issue of The BC Catholic:

“St. Teresa of Avila became a nun around the age of 20. After a few years she became lukewarm. Only around the age of 40 did she become fervent again. Later on she identified a number of things which had caused her lukewarmness: first, paying little attention to venial sin; second, failing to avoid the people who caused her to sin; third, relying too much on herself rather than on God; fourth, neglecting the holy inspirations and light given by God.”

"Give me a person who has 15 minutes of mental prayer daily, and I will give you a saint."---St. Teresa of Jesus