Friday, January 3, 2014

The Virtue of Obedience

St. Luke Church-Danville, Ohio

At our next community meeting, we will be studying the letters of St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila). I will be focusing on her teaching on the virtue of obedience.  St. Teresa doesn't mince words, even with prioresses who are disobedient. In 1582, St. Teresa sent a scathing letter to Anne of Jesus during the foundation at Granada. This letter has been given the title the "Terrible Letter."  I will post that letter later, for now, please visit Spirit Singing in which I discuss the virtue of obedience and the point of our Rule, No. 15 that speaks of our promise of obedience to the local council and the superiors of the order.

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds