Meditation, A Matter of Life and Death…
Life and Death
“Meditation is the basis for acquiring all the virtues, and to undertake it is a matter of life and death for all Christians.”
from St. Teresa of Avila
(St. Teresa of Jesus)
Mystic, Carmelite Reformer, and Doctor of the Church: Doctor of Prayer. Her thought, and the mysticism in her works has had a tremendous influence on many theologians throughout the centuries.
From The Way of Perfection, Chapter 16
Art: Teresa of Avila, François Gérard, 1827, PD-US, author’s life plus 100 years or less, Wikimedia Commons.