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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Introduction to the Feast Saint Teresa of Avila ( October 15 )

October 15 is the feast day of Saint Teresa of Avila, blessed virgin and doctor of the Church . Our beloved Saint Teresa was mainly responsible for the renewal, reform, and the expansion of the Carmelites throughout Spain , despite major disappointments, setbacks, and discouragements, nothing prevented her from staying focused in doing God's holy will in all manners . She assures us that those who practice prayer faithfully will receive all they ask beyond their greatest expectations and hope .

Despite the insurmountable hardships she faced, her faithfulness to prayer , and docility to the Holy Spirit to carry out her call and mission, never wavered despite great controversies and sufferings. Her trust in God and Jesus Christ, her Beloved, was what she treasured and what she held onto with her whole being. She confessed that "...I know from experience-namely that no one who has begun this practice (of daily prayer) however many sins he may commit, should never forsake it."

The virgin of Carmel writings inform us today that it is within ourselves that we will discover the meaning of Jesus' words. "My house will be called a house of prayer". She is for the entire world to know, appreciate, and savor that the kingdom and Christ the King dwells within each creature in their interior 'home'.
Saint Teresa of Avila experienced what the church has always taught regarding Jesus' presence. He is actually present Body, Soul, Blood and Divinity on our altars and holy tables through the consecrated bread and wine. And He remains in all Catholic Churches around the world where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the tabernacles. He is also present in a special manner in the soul and body of every creature on the face of the earth.

Therefore let us follow the virtuous example and faithfulness of Saint Teresa of Avila and pray the Novena for her blessed Feast ( with the help of Novena written by St. Alphonsus Liguori ) .

God bless and keep you all !

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