Tuesday, October 15, 2002

"Let nothing disturb thee": the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, La Madre

Today is the feast day of the great Doctor of the Church, Teresa of Avila. Of course, Gerard Serafin has beaten me to posting all the great stuff, so do not hesitate to visit his site.

One of her poems:

Nada te turbe,
nada te espante;
todo se pasa,
Dios no se muda.
La pacientia
todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene
nada la falta:
solo Dios basta.

Let nothing disturb you,
Nothing frighten you;
all things are passing,
God never changes.
Patient endurance
attains to all things.
The one who has God
finds nothing is wanting:
God alone suffices.

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