Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us!

Nada Te Turbe: A Poem by St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), the great Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic, and Doctor of the Church, most famous for her classic spiritual writings, The Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection, also wrote the famous poem below, Nada Te Turbe.

Above in her original handwriting, the poem reads:

Nada te turbe,

nada te espante

todo se pasa,

Dios no se muda,

la paciencia

todo lo alcanza,

quien a Dios tiene

nada le falta

solo Dios basta.

– Teresa de Jesus


Let nothing disturb you,

Let nothing frighten you,

All things pass away:

God never changes.

Patience obtains all things.

He who has God

Finds he lacks nothing;

God alone suffices.

– Teresa of Jesus

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2 Responses to Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us!

  1. Alex Antunes says:

    Beautiful prayer! Such words could only have come from the convinced faith of Saint Teresa of Avila.

    Thank you for the beautiful song! How nice to hear St. Teresa’s prayer being beautifully sung.


  2. Alex Antunes says:

    Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, this prayer of Saint Teresa is also beautifully sung in Portuguese.

    Liked by 1 person

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