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Saint Teresa of Avila by Sister Margaret Brennan, IHM

Blog Published: October 26, 2010

The following homily on the Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila was written by Sister Margaret Brennan, one of our IHM sisters, a theologian, and wise spiritual director.

Happy Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila

Blog Published: October 15, 2010

FP002 Feature Podcast – Saint Teresa of Avila with Mirabai Starr

Blog Published: November 15, 2009

Happy Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila! As part of this day, I invite you to join Sister Maxine and I as we welcome another of Teresa of Avila’s friends, Mirabai Starr. Mirabai will be joining us for a live podcast today.

Offer It Up

Blog Published: November 10, 2009

Picture this: you’re going through a difficult time, you’ve got a lot on your mind, you just can’t seem to make sense of stuff. Then someone says it, that dreadful line: “Offer it up.”

Books: Spiritual Companions

Blog Published: November 4, 2009

I have a great fondness for the written word and treasure well-written books. I’m back reading The Book of My Life by Teresa of Avila. One can never experience Teresa’s writing too many times. It has a formative character which, to be biblical, is written over and over again on one’s soul, creating a well-worn path to God.

Teresa of Avila, trusting always in God

Blog Published: October 14, 2009

Teresa spent a year and a half living with the nuns. Still, she resisted becoming a nun, saying, “I could not be persuaded to be one” (Life 3.2). Though obviously attracted to the life, Teresa needed time to adjust to the possibility of God calling her to religious life. Like Teresa we are often given the same challenge of imagining our life in a different way.

Teresa of Avila’s desire to give her life to God

Blog Published: October 13, 2009

This is the second in a series of three posts on Saint Teresa of Avila. The whole piece was originally published in VISION, the Catholic Religious Discernment Guide.

My BFF is a 16th century nun, Teresa of Avila

Blog Published: October 12, 2009

The feast of Saint Teresa of Avila is just around the corner on October 15. I am delighted because Teresa is such an important person in my life. I never had any idea that someone who lived in the 16th century could become a close companion in my own life today. It underscores the power and presence of the Communion of Saints.

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