28 March

indexThe feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.

Saint Teresa of Ávila: born on 28 March 1515, with Sun in Aries, Moon in Virgo and Ascendant in Aries, she was a Spanish Roman Catholic trance nun, mystic and reformer. She had shamanic visions and communications from God, and founded several monasteries in Spain. She described the ascent of the soul in four stages. The first (heart’s devotion) involves contemplation or concentration. In the second (devotion of peace) the human will is lost in that of God through a supernatural state. The third (devotion of union) is an ecstatic state characterized by blissful peace and a conscious rapture in the love of God. The fourth (devotion of ecstasy or rapture) is a passive state, in which the consciousness of being in the body disappears. This is the climax of the trance.

All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.

Pain is never permanent.

To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.

 

Fra Bartolommeo (1.8) Italian artist (Savignano di Prato, Italy, March 28, 1472 – October 6, 1517)

Maxim Gorky, (1.2.10)  Russian author (Nizhny Novgorod, Russian  March 28, 1868 –  June 18, 1936)

Ludovico Quaroni (1.12), Italian architect (Rome, Italy, March 28,  1911 – Roma, 22 July 1987)

Mario Vargas Llosa (1.3.4)  Peruvian author, politician and Nobel laureate (Arequipa, Perù, March 28, 1936)

Alan Oken  (1.3.8)  Sun Aries, Moon Gemini, Ascendant Scorpio,   american astrologer and writer ( New York, March 28, 1944)

 

ACIM: 87.  I will there be light. There is no will but God’s.

Saints: Feria.

Gospel of Thomas: (79) A woman in the crowd said to him: Blessed is the womb which bore thee, and the breasts which nourished thee. He said to her: Blessed are they who have heard the word of the Father and have kept it in truth. For there shall be days when you will say: Blessed is that womb which has not conceived, and those breasts which have not given suck.

Concise Epitome: 9.10 La luce smarrire!? Una veste!? Verseggiarono i presenti in coro.