Many people think that the saints had an easy time become perfect. And, of course, only those who did reach perfection in the stages written about so many times on this blog, are the ones which are canonized. But, this road was not strewn with roses for most of the saints. A few, especially the young ones, had tremendous graces which allowed them to become one with Christ early on. For the rest, like the Great Teresa, this road was strewn with rocks and she met with dangerous spiritual crevices.
One only has to read her writings to see this hard journey.
Today is the Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila.
I shall re-post some of my blogs from the past on her today.