Santa Teresa: An Appreciation, with Some of the Best Passages of the Saint's Writings Selected

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Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1897 - Christian saints - 81 pages

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Page 39 - O thou undaunted daughter of desires! By all thy dower of lights and fires; By all the eagle in thee, all the dove; By all thy lives and deaths of love; By thy large draughts of intellectual day And by thy thirsts of love, more large than they; By all thy...
Page 20 - Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment, and standing behind at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Page 38 - This gracious robbery shall thy bounty be, And my best fortunes such fair spoils of me.
Page 39 - By all the heavens thou hast in Him (Fair sister of the Seraphim). By all of Him we have in thee ; Leave nothing of myself in me. Let me so read thy life that I Unto all life of mine may die.
Page 49 - Augustine said, that he sought God in many places, till at last he came to find Him within himself. You need not go to heaven to see God, or to regale yourself with God. Nor need you speak loud as if He were far away. Nor need you cry for wings like a dove so as to fly to Him. Settle yourself in solitude, and you will come upon God in yourself.
Page 5 - Foundress of the reformation of the Discalced carmelites, both men and women: a woman for angelical height of speculation, for masculine courage of performance, more than a woman: who, yet a child, outran maturity, and durst plot a martyrdom LOVE, thou art absolute sole lord Of life and death.
Page 37 - you must pardon me much ; you must pardon me most of all the bad example I have given you. Do not imitate me. Do not live as I have lived. I have been the greatest sinner in all the world. I have not kept the laws I made for others.
Page 20 - He acknowledged to herself and to others that she had done so. She washed His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head. She had been forgiven much, and she loved much. He said to her, Mary, and she answered Him, Rabboni.
Page 45 - ... of the kind knowingly. I am resolved never to leave undone anything I may consider to be the more perfect, or more for the honour of our Lord, if he who has the care of my soul and directs me tells me I may do it. Cost me what pain it might, I would not leave such an act undone for all the treasure of the world.
Page 17 - I have been conquered by a little desultory reading and by a little effort after love no man need despair. And if you will listen to this lecture with a good and honest heart : with a heart that delights to hear all this good report about a fellow-believer : then He who has begun that good work in you will perfect it by books and by lectures like this, and far better than this, till you are taken absolutely captive to that charity which rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth : and...

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