October 15th – St. Teresa of Avila

15th October

St. Teresa of AvilaSt. Teresa of Avila

Today is the feast of St. Teresa of Avila – one of only three women Doctors of the Church.  She was an extraordinary woman – a very “down-to-earth” individual who for many years, despite having become a nun, found giving time to prayer very difficult. However, later in life she discovered giving time to God in prayer, and getting to know him as a friend, was the greatest gift we can possibly receive in life.


She wrote:

Let nothing upset you,

Let nothing upset you,
let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins all it seeks.
Whoever has God lacks nothing:
God alone is enough.


Lord, we ask you today to be with us always and to help us to get to know you, and to trust in your loving presence more and more each day.                                                           Amen..