This image is an icon of St. Teresa of Jesus made by my friend, Sr. Nancy Lee Smith, IHM. Her studio, Saint Joseph Studio, is here in Monroe, MI where I am staying this weekend.
Usually, on a Saint’s Feast Day, I’ll post a quotation that is meaningful to me from her writings. Like with Ignatius though, how do you choose just one thing to share from this Mystic and Doctor of the Church? So here, instead, is a link to the Wikiquote page for Teresa. May you be inspired!
This is my second favorite Taize chant, inspired by the writings of Teresa:
Lectio, 10 March 2011
“Jesus replied, ‘The reign of God doesn’t come in a visible way. You can’t say ‘See, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ No — look: the reign of God is already in your midst.” Lk 17:20-21
It is my prayer not that I will see the reign of God around me, but that others might see the reign of God through me. May I be a means of justice and peace in the world.