A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Saturday, October 15, 2005

She liked it rough

Nothing soft and pretty for her: the harder the better.

She got other women to do it with her.

Men heard about her and wanted to do it too.

But nobody had the incredible ecstasy that she enjoyed.

She wrote about it and her books would fly off the shelves.

The funny thing is, she didn’t think that she did it all that well.

The Church, her confessors, her readers, and her followers disagreed.

No one prayed like St. Theresa of Avila.

Nor did anyone write so openly and passionately about such an incredible life of prayer and spiritual things.

St. Teresa of Avila, founder of the Discalced Carmelites and Doctor of the Church, died in October of 1582 and her memory is celebrated on this day.