Lately I’ve been blogging a lot about St. Therese, mostly because I’m writing a book about her. Each day I am immersed in her Little Way. But I haven’t forgotten the other Carmelite saints. Last year I wrote a post about Teresa of Avila’s bookmark. Yes, she wrote encouragement for herself that she kept in her breviary. Let it encourage you as well.
The post continues the theme I’ve been pursuing in the last week here on my blog–the possibility and elusiveness of sainthood.
By the way, since today is the feast of St. Valentine, keep in mind that our love for God is a response to His love for us: “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). The Christian life is about love from first to last. If we love perfectly, then we are truly made perfect.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
2 thoughts on “Lessons from St. Teresa’s bookmark”
“Everything is grace..” I totally appreciate the bookmark. Once again, it’s simple and profound. And I’m really looking forward to your book. I hope I’m not repeating myself. 🙂
Michelle, that’s what I love about the Carmelite saints. There is so much wisdom in a single sentence of theirs. Don’t worry about repeating yourself. My kids tell me I do that all the time!