Of The Reason Which Moved Me to Found this Convent In Such Strict Observance.

Of the reason which moved me to found this Convent in such strict observance.

“When this Convent was originally founded, for the reasons set down in the book which, as I say, I have already written, and also because of certain wonderful revelations by which the Lord showed me how well He would be served in this house, it was not my intention that there would be so much austerity in external matters, nor that it should have no regular income: on the contrary, I should have liked there to be no possibility of want. I acted, in short, like the weak and wretched woman that I am, although I did so with good intentions and not out of the consideration for my own comfort.”

From the book: The Way of Perfection Saint Teresa of Avila

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