"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens

“Saint Teresa of Ávila” (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens

“We shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God; for, beholding His greatness, we realize our own littleness; His purity shows us our foulness; and by meditating upon His humility we find how very far we are from being humble.”  (St. Teresa of Ávila, Doctor of the Church)

The Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1515 – 1582) is October 15.

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