Those Pesky Reptiles

Those Pesky Reptiles

Dear Sister, In the Interior Castle, St. Teresa talks about “pesky reptiles” and other creatures. What exactly does she mean when she is saying these things?Those “pesky reptiles”! When you come across a snake unexpectedly, what is your immediate reaction? Well,...
To Clean or Not to Clean…

To Clean or Not to Clean…

Yes, it is the time of year that we are faced with the grim reality of spring cleaning. The boxes that haven’t been touched in years need to be opened, the clothes that are no longer in fashion need to be donated, and the never-ending cleaning list needs to be...
Spiritual Detachment

Spiritual Detachment

Dear Sister, In your recent series on getting stuck in spiritual growth (which was very helpful  by the way) you mentioned the idea of “attachments.” I think I understand this as I have read a bit of St. John of the Cross. However, I would be grateful if you could...
Spiritual Detachment, Pt 2

Spiritual Detachment, Pt 2

In our first post, we defined and illustrated what attachments are and how they can hinder our flight to God. In this post, we will talk a bit more about attachments and then provide a few questions and guidelines to help us identify our own attachments. Attachments...