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Saturday Song – Nada Te Turbe on the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

Today is the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Carmelite sister and Doctor of the Church. She was quite a remarkable woman and someone who truly lived in ways that changed the our Church. She faced the Inquisition and was actually the first woman designated as a Doctor.

One of her most famous utterings was “nada te turbe,” which means, let nothing disturb you and was at the heart of her remarkable faith and works – and ultimately pointed to God. That is easier said than done, but that is our call to faith, is it not? It is our reminder that Jesus reconciles all things and that all will be well.

The text reads (the image above shows it in Teresa’s own writing):

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things pass away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
He who has God
Finds he lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

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