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Friday 8 February 2013

Part four and more on St. John of Avila

St. John of Avila writes to a lady on what holiness is. Obviously, he was aware of those stages of perfection, and so inspired St. Teresa of Avila, to whom he wrote as well. He is summarizing all three stages here, purification, illumination, and unity in love, as perfect charity comes in unity.

Here is the short letter.