To God With Love From St. Teresa

To God With Love From St. Teresa

St. Teresa and Way of PerfectionTo God with Love,I am yours, I was born for You:What do You want me to do?Teresa of JesusThese words taken from one of St. Teresa’s poems could easily have been penned by her in a letter to God. The phrase “I was born for...
2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal: St. Teresa and St. Therese

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal: St. Teresa and St. Therese

Many of you probably have seen the 1965 film entitled The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews as Maria Von Trapp and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. The first verse of the theme song goes like this:Climb every mountain,Search high and low,Follow every...
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...
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,...