Friday, October 15, 2010

Dear Saint Teresa, who turned off the light?

Dear Saint Teresa,
As you know, since I make sure to remind you on a regular basis, your castle is very confusing to me and your mansions make me dizzy. You are well known for your honesty, so I know this does not offend you. Have pity on your poor little sister in Christ who stumbles blindly of late, struggling to find her way in this darkness. Turn my castle light back on, if you would, so I can see where I am going!

                                       Your friend,

P.S. ( Just to let you know, I was not yelling at you in the last sentence but merely being emphatic. I may be mildly irreverent but I am not totally witless.Oh, and please don't forget to obtain a few more "holy cheats" for me while you are speaking to the Lord on my behalf. These come in very handy on earth! Thank you!)

Some favorite St. Teresa quotes that make me smile:

"About the injuction of the apostle Paul that women should keep silent in church? Don't go by one text only."

"If this is the way You treat your friends, it's no wonder You have so few!"

"How is it , Lord, that we are cowards in everything save in opposing Thee?"


  1. I love the first quote =) St. Theresa of Avila, Catherine of Sienna, Therese of Lisieux - what would the Church be without these women? And let's not forget the martryr: St. Joan of Arc

  2. Mary this is great! I am often a bit overwhelmed by her castles as well-Still she is one of my favorites. I love the way she talks to Jesus.
    Love the quotes- hadn't heard the first one before.
    Thanks and God bless!

  3. Carnival,
    Me too! She probably gave St. Paul a piece of her mind when she got to heaven :)

  4. Karin,
    I enjoy reading her books and love her sense of humor and forthright manner but I struggle with the castle and mansions. I think she's wonderful, though, and ask for her intercession all the time!

  5. "If this is the way You treat your friends, it's no wonder You have so few!" One of my favorite quotes from St. Teresa.

  6. I love that one Barb loves too!

  7. "Don't go by the text only" That's awesome!