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ST TERESA OF AVILA, VIRGIN

ST TERESA OF AVILA, VIRGIN

ST TERESA OF AVILA, VIRGIN – MEMORIAL: OCTOBER 15

Teresa was born of pious and noble parents at Avila, in Spain. While she was still a very little girl, she was so enkindled with a desire for martyrdom that, running away from home, she tried to go to Africa. She was brought back to her home. After her mother’s death, she committed herself wholly to the patronage of the Blessed Virgin.

SHE EMBRACED THE RULE OF THE NUNS OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

When she was twenty years old, she embraced the rule of the nuns of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Solicitous for the salvation of souls, she built many monasteries and proposed that the original rule of the Carmelite foundation be observed by its women and men. She continually offered to God the voluntary sufferings of her own body on behalf of infidels and heretics and, burning with divine love, she took a most difficult vow of always doing that which she considered the most perfect.

SHE WROTE MANY BOOKS OF HEAVENLY WISDOM 

She merited that her bosom should be pierced with a fiery dart by an angel. She wrote many books of heavenly wisdom and taught much by word and example, having this often on her lips: “Lord, either to suffer or to die.” Renowned for virtue, the gift of prophecy and other charismatic gifts, she gave back her most pure soul to God at Alba, in the year 1582, in the sixty-seventh year of her age, on the Ides of October.

PRAYER:

Graciously hear us, O God our Saviour, that as we rejoice on the feast-day of blessed Teresa, your Virgin, we may be so nourished by the food of her heavenly teaching as to learn how to serve you. Through our Lord…

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 

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MEDITATION ROSARY – THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Our Father…

1. We love You, O Holy Spirit, descending on Pentecost Day in the outward forms of rushing wind and tongues of fire. Hail Mary…

2. We love You in filling the Apostles with courage to preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Hail Mary…

3. We love You in causing them to be understood by people of many tongues at once. Hail Mary…

4. We love You in every outpouring of Your charismatic gifts throughout the ages. Hail Mary…

5. We love You in inspiring St Peter’s first sermon which converted 3000. Hail Mary…

6. We love You in all Your work of inspiring sermons throughout the ages. Hail Mary…

7. We love and thank You for remaining with the Church in every age keeping her steadfast in the truth. Hail Mary…

8. We love You in raising up Saints in the Church in every age. Hail Mary…

9. We love You working in the Sacraments to bring grace to souls. Hail Mary…

10. We love You in Your Second Pentecost which we ardently pray for and expect soon. Hail Mary…

√∑ And in all the Acts of the Divine Will found in the Mystery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit we love, adore, thank, praise and glorify You as we pray: Glory be to the Father… and, O my Jesus…

 

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