St. Teresa of Ávila’s Lesson of Resolve in the Face of Attacks on the Church

National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin:

Throughout human history, in times of confusion, upheaval, and seemingly revolutionary change in society and within the Church, the human condition always remains the same — which is why the writings of great saints, clergy and laity of the past can be helpful and relatable to our own contemporary struggles.

As part of a series highlighting these pertinent texts, below is a passage from The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Ávila in which the 16th-century saint recounts how she resolved to do all she could to protect the Church and save souls in the face of internal attacks during the Protestant revolt. Report is here.