Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HWP: St. Teresa

Today is the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church and foundress of the Discalced Carmelites. Noted for her great spiritual insights, gleaned from years of poor prayer followed by fervent prayer, she was one in whom I found much consolation in my early years of seminary. So, this week we honor her with:

A Prayer of St. Teresa
Let nothing trouble you,
Let nothing scare you, 
All is fleeting, 
God alone is unchanging. 
Patience 
Everything obtains.
Who possesses God
Nothing wants. 
God alone suffices. 
Amen.