Thursday, 5 June 2014

Annoyances and transverberations

Computers can be wonderdul but also very annoying. For some reason it won't let me put a picture of Bl Mary of Jesus Crucified on the previous post. Ah well. Forgot to mention that Saturday is feast of the Transverberation of the heart of St Teresa of Avila, celebrated in Bernini's famous statue from the slightly hard to find Our Lady of Victories in Rome.

“The chief among Teresa’s virtues was the love of God, which our Lord Jesus Christ increased by means of many visions and revelations. He made her his Spouse on one occasion. At other times she saw an angel with a flaming dart piercing her heart. Through these heavenly gifts the flame of divine love in her heart became so strong that, inspired by God, she made the

extremely difficult vow of always doing what seemed to her most perfect and most conducive to God’s glory” (Gregory XV in the Bull of Canonization)