My faith tradition – Lutheran – has added to the worship and lectionary readings what they call commemorations – recognition of individuals or events that have been noteworthy in the life of the Church. Our Catholic friends have for centuries honored saints on certain festival days. What I am really enjoying is the expansion of the names on the Lutheran list to include people from all denominations.
Teresa of Avila
Many of you may never have heard of this woman who lived in the 1500s. We celebrate her day on October 15th.
Ponder Quotes from Teresa of Avila
“It is love alone that gives worth to all things”
“Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.”
“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
“We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can / namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.”
“Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself”