Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"If this is how You treat Your friends,"

St. Teresa of Avila supposedly said to the Lord, "then it is no wonder You have so few of them."

You've gotta love that level of practicality and annoyance in a mystic.

Another favorite from St. Teresa, on this, her feast day:

Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
Everything passes
God never changes
Patience obtains all
Whoever has God wants for nothing
God alone is enough.

~~ St. Teresa of Avila

Read more about one of my favorite saints here at the Catholic Encyclopedia, and here at Catholic Culture, and find recipes here at Catholic Cuisine.


molly said...

Happy feast Karen!

Dan and Janet Brungardt said...

Hi Karen,

This quote seems very appropriate in today's world. I had to post it on my blog, with credit to you of course!

Glad your husband is okay.

Crimson Wife said...

We read that quote today in Amy Welborn's Loyola Kids Book of Saints and got a good laugh out of it! My almost 6-yr old DD also got a kick out of St. Teresa's attempt as a 7 yr old to go to Africa with her dubious little brother in tow to evangelize the Moors :-)

Jennifer said...

Love the quote, Karen! LOL over here, now I have to explain myself to dd...

Anonymous said...

former protestant here, now pagan and hopefully Catholic before anarchy or the muslims or whatever takes over. Thanks for posting this quote :)

p.s. do you go to latin mass?

Karen E. said...

Hi -- no, I don't go to a Latin Mass. Why do you ask?

Thanks for stopping by!