Thursday, October 15, 2009

La Madre

"God forgive you, Brother Juan,
for having painted me,
and for having painted me ugly and bleary-eyed."

"May nothing disturb you,
nothing astonish you.
Everything passes.
God does not go away.
can attain anything.
The one who has God within,
lacks nothing.
God is enough!

Memorial to Santa Teresa outside Puerta del Alcázar,
across from Plaza de Santa Teresa, Ávila

Baptismal font in Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
in which Santa Teresa was baptized

Convento de San José (Convento de las Madres)
Santa Teresa's first foundation, 1562

Convento de la Encarnación, Ávila,
where Santa Teresa fully took on monastic life and began her reform movement.
Teresa lived here for 27 years, three as Prioress.

Patio de la Encarnación

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