Vocal Prayer, Contemplation, and Being Enkindled by Love

I tell you that it is very possible that while you are reciting the Our Father or some other vocal prayer, the Lord may raise you to perfect contemplation… The souls understands that without the noise of words this divine Master is teaching it by suspending its faculties… They are enjoying without understanding how they are enjoying. The soul is being enkindled by love, and it doesn’t understand how it loves. It knows that it enjoys what it loves, but it doesn’t know how… The will is enkindled without understanding how.
Saint Teresa of Jesus

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