Listening to the Saints – Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle (part 3)

This is my third post on Teresa of Avila’s spiritual classic, The Interior Castle.  Read part one and part two. Teresa of Avila's writing is enriching to my soul.  She has gone down in history as one of the most influential of Christian mystics, but she exhibited great humility in her work, saying,  "If you find … Continue reading Listening to the Saints – Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle (part 3)

Listening to the Saints – Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle (part 2)

This is my second post on Teresa of Avila's spiritual classic, The Interior Castle.  Read part one. The whole point of this work is to show the soul's journey to God.  But this is no other-worldly, irrelevant spiritual mumbo-jumbo.  Teresa's message is actually quite practical. She emphasizes that true perfection, the essence of what it … Continue reading Listening to the Saints – Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle (part 2)

Listening to the Saints 1 – Teresa of Avila

I enjoy reading classic writings by Christians and since they are basically free on the Kindle they are very available.  So I figured I would blog on what I am reading.  Many of the most well-known classics I have already read (such as Augustine's Confessions, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and Kempis' Imitation of Christ) and while … Continue reading Listening to the Saints 1 – Teresa of Avila