Friday, June 19, 2015

Shields for One Another

'I would counsel those who practice prayer
to seek, especially in the beginning, friendship 
and association with other persons having this same interest... 
This spiritual friendship is so extremely 
important for souls not yet fortified in virtue - since they have so many opponents
and friends to incite them to evil - 
I don't know how to urge it enough... 
It is necessary for those who serve Him 
to become shields for one another 
that they might advance.'

St. Teresa of Avila

Painting: Winslow Homer

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