From Purgation to Freedom of the Spirit

EdithBeing completely purged of all sensory inclinations and appetites leads to a freedom of the spirit in which the twelve fruits of the Spirit ripen. It gives security against the three enemies: the devil, the world, and the flesh. These can do nothing against the soul; she has “escaped unnoticed” [a reference to the Dark Night of John of the Cross] from them. And now that the passions have been calmed, and the natural sensory appetites have been lulled to sleep, her “house lies” now “at rest so still”.
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

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One thought on “From Purgation to Freedom of the Spirit

  1. ‘Escaped unnoticed’. The soul did not bludgeon its way through the three enemies. Stealthy, it advanced. It reminds me of St. de Montfort defining the hidden nature of Our Lady. She moved about undetected by all, even the heavenly angels knew not who she was.

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