The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa’s Diamond

The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa’s Diamond

The De Beers Jewelry marketing slogan of “Diamonds are Forever” might have been a perfect catchphrase for Saint Teresa’s “Diamond”, better known to us as the Interior Castle. However, this company was not yet around in 1577 when she was ordered to...
A Christmas Contemplation

A Christmas Contemplation

Sometimes the early morning sky, just before the light of the new day dawns, is so still and quiet that I think I am at the threshold of heaven. The atmosphere itself is permeated in a prayerful stillness. The beauty of these moments absorbs my total being and...
Meditation and Contemplation – What is the Difference?

Meditation and Contemplation – What is the Difference?

Dear Sister Mary Colombiere,I have heard of meditation and contemplation and sometimes the words seem to be interchangable.  Is there a difference between the two?Let us begin by saying that the basic difference between meditation and contemplation is that meditation...