March 9, 2017

St. Theresa of Avila

One time, when St. Theresa of Avila was at Mass, she lay on the ground and had some of the other nuns hold her down there. The reason for this was that there were certain ladies attending the Mass that day that she did not want to alarm. St. Theresa did not want to be lifted off the ground, an experience that had occurred to her before.

She describes what it was like one time. She says that, “it seemed that I was being lifted up by a force beneath my feet so powerful that I know nothing to which I can compare it, for it came with a much greater vehemence than any other spiritual experience.”

Source: Cruz, Caroll, Eucharistic Miracles (Charlotte, North Carolina, Tan Books, 2010) p.288-89.


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