Friday, October 15, 2010

October 15: Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

"The feeling remains that God
is on the journey, too."

For this wisdom and the red petticoat incident,
I thank God for St. Teresa of Avila,
kick-butt Doctor of the Church

Image: St. Teresa of Avila, Marilyn Moyes


Ellie Finlay said...

That's got to be my favorite quotation of Teresa's. She was a process theologian before her time.

By the way: love the icon!

Jody said...

I've been carrying this quote around forever (from The Habit of Being -- Flannery O'Conner letters) "God is my best self." I attributed this to Teresa but I'm not sure if that is correct.

Thanks so much for posting this. I want to learn more now:)

Shannon said...

"If this is the way you treat your friends, no wonder you have so few!" Teresa to God after getting dunked in the river.

Meredith Gould said...

I believe St. T is also the one who said, "Christ has no body but yours..."

Shannon said...

I tried googling that red petticoat incident, but your blog was the only thing that fit. After that, it was all references to Petticoat Junction!