Monday, May 10, 2010

"How is it, Lord, that we are cowards in everything save in opposing Thee?"

¿Qués esto, señor, que para todo somos cobardes, si no es para contra uos?
     St. Teresa of Avila, Las exclamaçiones del alma a su dios/Exclamations of the soul to God 12, The complete works of Saint Teresa of Jesus, trans. E. Allison Peers, vol. 2 (London:  Sheed & Ward, 1946), 412; Obras de Sta. Teresa de Jesus, ed. Silverio de Santa Teresa, C.D., tom. 4 (Burgos:  Typographia de "El Monte Carmelo", 1917), 363.
What is this, Lord, that we are cowards about everything except being against You?
     Soliloquies 12, The collected works of St. Teresa of Avila, trans. Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D. & Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D., vol. 2 (Washington, DC:  ICS Publications, Institute of Carmelite Studies, 1976), 454.

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