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Answered prayers

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 627px-Teresa_of_Avila_dsc01644.jpg“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.”

St. Teresa of Avila, whose feast is today. 
The quote has inspired numerous people, including Truman Capote.

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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

posted October 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

Oh I so love that, thanks for the reminder of it. I love St. Teresa of Avila, an uncompromising woman in pursuit of God.

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Gabriel McAuliffe

posted October 16, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Deacon Greg –
I really do love that quote, and I see throughout the internet that it is attributed to St. Teresa. However, I cannot find from what source it comes.
I am a libarian, and I am embarrassed that I cannot find it. Do you have that source?
Gabriel McAuliffe

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Gabriel McAuliffe

posted October 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I also made a mistake – would you please remove my post? Without thinking, I included my email.

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