Feast of St Teresa of Avila: God Alone Suffices!

Feast of St Teresa of Avila: God Alone Suffices!

Editor writes…

One of the best known prayers of St Teresa of Avila – “Let Nothing Trouble Thee” – is mentioned in the above video.  It is quoted differently by various people/groups, but my favourite version is this one, which I heard put to music, and have even been heard singing myself … in my car, in the company of my Guardian Angel!   Here are the lyrics…

Let nothing trouble thee,
Or ere affright thee;
All things, all things pass away.
When you are troubled, in any way;
Just remember, all things pass away.

God never changes, like you and me;
He always has been, always will be.
God alone suffices, He alone suffices,
To fill our hearts, through all eternity. 

Let nothing trouble thee (repeat verse…)

Perhaps, more than ever, we need this reminder that we should not be afraid, but should remember that God alone suffices – everything else, masks, vaccines, social distancing included, will pass away 😀

Note that Teresa was a very strong woman, permitted by the Church authorities to establish and run her own community of nuns, raise the finances, manage recruitment and work assignments, and all centuries before “feminism” was a “thing”, long before the word entered the dictionary in the late 19th century.  Add any other information that you think would be useful for us to know about this great saint who is also, by the way, a Doctor of the Church.

Wishing all our bloggers and visitors to this site, a very happy Feast of St Teresa of Avila!

Comments (10)

  • Lily

    Happy Feast everyone!

    October 15, 2021 at 8:44 am
  • Nicky

    A very happy Feast of St Teresa of Avila to all at CT.

    The contemplative religious are at the heart of the Church, praying for us all and making sacrifices, so we should celebrate them today. The Church is in a bad way right now, but it would be much worse without them.

    October 15, 2021 at 10:26 am
  • Josephine

    A happy Feast Day to one and all!

    “God alone suffices” – what more is there to say! St Teresa of Avila is a wonderful saint, a very strong woman, a highly intelligent woman, she’s a role model for us all, whether religious, married or single.

    October 15, 2021 at 10:42 am
  • Fidelis

    I wish everyone a very happy Feast but I think St Teresa of Avila must be turning in her grave watching what Pope Francis is doing or trying to do to the Order she founded. This video is very worrying. I don’t mean to spoil the Feast, we should still celebrate this great saint but we need to be informed as to the extent of Pope Francis’s anti-Catholic agenda. Come to think of it, I think this was posted already somewhere else, but I think it fits here, as well.

    Happy Feast!

    October 15, 2021 at 11:55 am
    • Margaret Mary


      I saw that video before, can’t remember where, but it is a real shocker. It’s about the Carmelites, so is appropriate here, I agree.

      October 15, 2021 at 12:53 pm
    • Nicky


      That video is greatly interesting. I think it was posted before but it is really shocking. For a pope not to appreciate and cherish the contemplative religious life is just too incredible for words.

      October 15, 2021 at 1:21 pm
  • Margaret Mary

    Happy Feast!

    October 15, 2021 at 12:51 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    Happy Feast Day to everyone.

    Saint Teresa of Avila is indeed a wonderful Saint, and, it is good to be reminded of the lives of the saints.


    October 15, 2021 at 5:04 pm
  • editor

    N O T I C E . . .

    Further to bulletins posted on the various other threads over recent days, here is the latest news about Janice…

    Husband writes…

    It’s been quite the day. Janice took a turn for the worst this morning and couldn’t breathe. The babies were born at 6pm tonight. They are 11 weeks premature but doing so well. We’ve called them Anthony Pius and Rose Teresa.

    Janice is now on a ventilator and is in intensive care. They said earlier on today that she might be ventilated for up to 2 weeks. However, when I spoke to ICU tonight they said she was doing quite well and they might try to wake her up tomorrow.

    There’s a long, long road ahead for the babies and Janice. I was gobsmacked that someone on the blog said they had had a Mass said in Lourdes. Wonderful!

    Please keep up the prayers, folks – it’s looking very hopeful but we must keep storming Heaven.

    Our Lady of Lourdes, Health of the Sick, pray for Janice, Anthony Pius and Rose Teresa…

    October 15, 2021 at 11:01 pm
  • editor

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to this feast day thread today. It’s now closed to comments.

    God bless.

    October 16, 2021 at 1:31 am

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