15 Oct 2019
MEMORIAL OF TERESA OF JESUS, VIRGIN, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
The soul has boundless capacity

When religion consisted mostly of externals and clergy were the only intermediaries to God, Teresa directed attention within, saying “We are not hollow inside;” the soul’s amplitude could never be exaggerated. A “late bloomer,” she reformed the Carmelites, wrote The Interior Castle, danced gracefully around the Inquisition, and became the first woman doctor of the church. Spend a few minutes thinking of yourself in Teresa’s metaphor, as a beautiful castle, the dwelling for a good Sovereign at the very center.

Today's readings:

Romans 1:16-25; Luke 11:37-41 (468).

“But as to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.”