Jien ngid mhux iktar minn din ilvijoni u lmansions

“Jien ngħid mhux iktar minn din il-viżjoni u l-mansions, għax ir-reverence tiegħek irid issa għandu
raw dan il-ktieb ammirevoli, u trid tkun taf b’liema preċiżjoni, ma ‘dak duttrina Majestic, b
Liema eżempji lucid tiddeskrivi l-progress tar-ruħ mill-bieb għaċ-ċentru stess. Huwa
jidhru b’mod ċar f’dan trattat kif hi kkomunikat ma Mulej tagħna, u kif Maestà Vouchsafed tiegħu
li tqiegħed tagħha fiċ-ċentru u biex jgħaqqdu tagħha miegħu nnifsu, kif hi tpoġġiha, mill-bonds ta ‘żwieġ u
Unjoni inseparabbli.’18.
Wara l-pubblikazzjoni tal-kastell ta ‘ġewwa, fl-1588 f’Salamanca, sar mhux biss iktar
Magħruf ħafna, imma wkoll iktar u iktar apprezzat. Francis Suarez, l-kbira teologu ta ‘
Soċjetà ta ‘Ġes Jesus, jgħid fid-depożizzjoni tiegħu fil-proċess ta’ beatifikazzjoni li hu kien jaqra ftit ta ‘San
Xogħlijiet Teresa, partikolarment il-mansions, li fihom duttrina assolutament sikur u jagħtu prova
ta ‘spirtu mill-isbaħ tat-talb u l-kontemplazzjoni.19
22.
Thomas Hurtado, Professur tat-Teoloġija f’Seville, jitkellem kif ġej:
Kemm-il darba naqra l-kotba tal-omm qaddisa, jien nammira l-isbaħ
fejn Alla struzzjonijiet tagħha fit-teoloġija mystical għall-fini ta ‘erwieħ li jagħtu
infushom tassew għal kopulazzjoni familjari mal-Maestà Divina tiegħu. Imma fejn jien ħafna
jiddispjaċina l-inabbiltà tiegħi li nesprimi f’termini ta ‘twaħħil is-sentimenti tiegħi lejn dan eċċellenti
Għalliem huwa meta nħares lejn, u nġedded lili nnifsi f’dak il-kastell bis-seba ‘kmamar tiegħu; għal
Ma rajt l-effett ta ‘għarfien infuż bħal San Denis riċevut minn St.
Hierotheus20 u t-tnejn minn San Pawl, u li ġew impenjati li jiktbu
Il-ktieb famuż tat-teoloġija mystical. Għalhekk jiġi, minn ras tal-funtana,
Minkejja l-oskurità (għall-mod ta ‘ħsieb tagħna) tal-lingwa tagħha, id-duttrina
tal-kaptani kbar tal-ħajja spiritwali bħal Hugh ta ‘San Victor, San Bernard,
Ruysbroek, Tauler, Gerson, u ħafna oħrajn li ngħadda.
“Madankollu, jien boldly ngħid li ħadd ma tana l-ilma aktar limpidu minn
dak apostoliku u areopagitical mill-omm qaddisa Teresa, li, fil tagħha
kotba, imma prinċipalment fil-mansions, ikklerjaw f’lingwa sempliċi l-aktar
mistoqsijiet diffiċli ta ‘din it-teoloġija divina, u ġabet dawl mid-dlam,
23.
kif huwa miktub: (hu) kmandat dawl li shine barra ta ‘dlam.’21 li qatt
kienu kapaċi juru b’mod ċar bħala qaddis tagħna kif Alla jieħu pussess tar-ruħ, kif
Huwa jgħaqqad lilu nnifsu bis-sustanza tiegħu, minn fejn jasal għall-intellett id-dawl tal-fidi,
Lill-rieda l-ardor tal-imħabba, u għall-sensi-jubilazzjoni fuq xogħlijiet tiegħu? Le
Wieħed qatt mdawwar teorija fil-prattika b’mod aktar konvinċenti jew aktar Kattolika
manjiera. Is-sigrieti l-aktar profondi ta ‘din l-għerf supernaturali huma hawnhekk trattati
b’tali faċilità, tant amiably, hekk delightfully, huma murija b’tali sbieħ u
Eżempji homely, li minflok ta ‘l-oskurità ta’ ispirazzjoni tal-biża ‘, insibu fjuri sabiħa
u l-ħlewwa tal-imħabba, li permezz tiegħu, kif permezz ta ‘triq, ir-ruħ tgħaddi
quddiem. Meta Alla għamel magħruf id-duttrina exalted tiegħu lil San Dionysius u oħrajn
18 Fuente; pp. 131-133.
19 L.C. 184.
20 Allużjoni għat-teoloġija mystical famuża attribwita lil Dionysius l-areopagite, u fit-tul ikkunsidrat lill-awtorità ewlenija fuq
dan is-suġġett.
21 2 Kor. IV. 6.

——–

’I will say no more of this vision and the Mansions, because your Reverence must by now have
seen this admirable book, and must know with what accuracy, with what majestic doctrine, with
what lucid examples she describes the progress of the soul from the gate to the very centre. It is
clearly seen in this treatise how she communicated with our Lord, and how His Majesty vouchsafed
to place her in the centre and to unite her with Himself, as she puts it, by the bonds of marriage and
an inseparable union.’18
After the publication of the Interior Castle, in 1588 at Salamanca, it became not only more
widely known, but also more and more appreciated. Francis Suarez, the great theologian of the
Society of Jesus, says in his deposition in the process of Beatification that he had read some of St.
Teresa’s works, particularly the Mansions, which contain an absolutely safe doctrine and give proof
of a wonderful spirit of prayer and contemplation.19
22
Thomas Hurtado, professor of theology at Seville, speaks as follows:
As often as I read the books of the holy Mother, I admire the wonderful manner
in which God instructed her in mystical theology for the sake of souls giving
themselves truly to familiar intercourse with His divine Majesty. But where I most
regret my inability of expressing in fitting terms my sentiments towards this excellent
teacher is when I look at, and refresh myself in that Castle with its seven rooms; for
there is seen the effect of infused knowledge such as St. Denis received from St.
Hierotheus20 and both from St. Paul, and which has been committed to writing in
the famous book of Mystical Theology. Hence comes, as from a fountain-head,
notwithstanding the obscurity (to our manner of thinking) of its language, the doctrine
of the great masters of the spiritual life such as Hugh of St. Victor, St. Bernard,
Ruysbroek, Tauler, Gerson, and many others whom I pass by.
’Nevertheless, I will boldly say that no one has given us water more limpid from
that Apostolical and Areopagitical well than the holy Mother Teresa, who, in her
books, but chiefly in the Mansions, has cleared up in simple language the most
difficult questions of this divine theology, and has brought forth light from darkness,
23
as it is written: (He) commanded light to shine out of darkness.’21 Who has ever
been able to show as clearly as our Saint how God takes possession of the soul, how
He unites Himself with its substance, whence comes to the intellect the light of faith,
to the will the ardour of love, and to the senses the jubilation over His works? No
one has ever turned theory into practice in a more convincing or more catholic
manner. The most profound secrets of this supernatural wisdom are here treated
with such ease, so amiably, so delightfully, they are illustrated by such nice and
homely examples, that instead of awe-inspiring obscurity, we find lovely flowers
and the sweetness of love, through which, as through an avenue, the soul passes
onwards. When God made known His exalted doctrine to St. Dionysius and other
18 Fuente; pp. 131-133.
19 l.c. 184.
20 Allusion to the famous Mystical Theology attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite, and long considered the chief authority on
this subject.
21 2 Cor. iv. 6.

TheMummichogblog è un partecipante al Amazon Services LLC Associates programma, un programma di affiliazione pubblicitario progettato per fornire un mezzo per siti per guadagnare tariffe pubblicitarie con la pubblicità e il link al amazon.com. Amazon, il logo di Amazon, AmazonSupply, e il logo AmazonSupply sono marchi di Amazon.com, Inc. o delle sue affiliate. Amazon e il logo di Amazon sono marchi di Amazon.com, Inc., o delle sue affiliate.