July 31, 2011
St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“Today, and during these times, it is important that souls keep hope always in their hearts. Hope can be likened to an open door with a warm light pouring through it, inviting the soul to step into it. The barometer of Holy Love in the heart is trust, as you know. The ambiance of trust is hope. The hopeful heart trusts in God's Perfect Provision in the future. Hope does not embrace fear but is ever vigilant for God's grace to overcome every difficulty.”

“Hope is gladdened by trust and decorated with joy. Hope is the sister of faith – the child of Holy Love. Hope is the enemy of Satan's discouragement and the sword which enlightens truth, placing all things in perspective according to God's Will.”