Wisdom From St. Teresa Of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila Quotes

“Once, while I was wondering why Our Lord so dearly loves the virtue of humility, the thought suddenly struck me, without previous reflection, that it is because God is the supreme Truth and humility is the truth, for it is the most true that we have nothing good of ourselves but only misery and nothingness: whoever ignores this, lives a life of falsehood. they that realize this fact most deeply are the most pleasing to God, the supreme Truth, for they walk in the truth.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

“Though thou hast recourse to many saints as thine intercessors, go specially to St. Joseph, for he has great power with God.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

“Perhaps we do not know what love is, nor does this greatly surprise me. Love does not consist in great sweetness of devotion, but in a fervent determination to strive to please God in all things, in avoiding, as far as possible, all that would offend Him, and in praying for the increase of the glory and honor of His Son and for the growth of the Catholic Church.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.”

— St. Teresa of Avila
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