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St. Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582) was a Spanish Carmelite whose writing has inspired generations of Christians to pursue the spiritual life energetically, trustingly, and, yes, with our full humanity intact—including weakness and doubt.
She’s known for her sense of humor, too. When she complained to the Lord about the many obstacles she faced while traveling to start a new monastery, Jesus answered that he treated all his friends that way. She famously replied, “Ah, Lord, it is on that account that you have so few!”
Above all, St. Teresa unfailingly loved and trusted God’s plan through every setback and disappointment. Her hope in God alone inspired me to write in calligraphy her reminder that the world may let us down, but our hope in God is never in vain. I hope you enjoy the video (4 min.) showing you how I did it!
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Rose Folsom is founder of VirtueConnection.com, where she helps Catholics get stronger, better, and holier through the virtues. She’s a convert and Lay Dominican who speaks, blogs, and leads retreats fueled on prayer and York peppermint patties. She and her husband, Fred, live in Silver Spring, Maryland.