Friday, October 15, 2010

Feast of St. Teresa of Jesus

In honor of today’s memorial of St. Teresa of Avila, here is “St. Teresa’s bookmark,” one of my favorite quotes from this Doctor of the Church:

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you;
All things pass away.
God never changes.
He who has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

And here is the original Spanish:

Nada te turbe,
nada te espante;
todo se pasa,
Dios no se muda.
La pacientia todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene nada la falta:
solo Dios basta.

(And as a side note to regular readers: I have a few full-length posts almost ready to publish. Thank you all for your patience, good wishes, and prayers as I take the time in my “real life” to learn the ropes of my new job.

Also, this past week I sent out, via email, the finished copy of my M.A. thesis to—I hope—everyone who requested it. If you asked for a copy, but did not recently receive one, email me a reminder at: [at] gmail [dot] com.)


Shana said...

I'd like a copy of your thesis!

Unknown said...

Do you know who painted the painting of St Teresa? We would like to use the image for a book we are doing on storytelling in the modern age. Thanks for your help on this.