Monday, November 19, 2012

Recordándo a Teresa, la peregrina

My favorite image of Teresa of Avila, la peregrina
found in front of her convent


The walls of Avila, España


In your hand
I place my heart,
Body, life and soul,
Deep feelings and affections mine,
Spouse--Redeemer sweet,
Myself offered now to you,
What do you want of me?


[from the poem "In the Hands of God" by Teresa of Avila]





Monasterio de la Encarnación, Avila
Teresa's convent, right outside the Walls 


Teresa of Avila