St Teresa painting with border

A painting of St. Teresa of Avila by Sr. Anne Marie (known formerly as Anne Blakemore.)

Bookmark of St. Teresa of Avila

  • Let Nothing Disturb You

    Let nothing disturb you,

    Let nothing affright you.

    All things are passing.

    God never changes.

    Patient endurance attains all things.

    God alone suffices.

  • Nada te Turbe

    Nada te turbe;

    nada te espente;

    todo se pasa;

    Dios no se muda.

    La paciencia Todo lo alcanxa.

    Quien a Dios tiene,

    nada le falta.

    Solo dios basta.

St. Teresa’s bookmark reminds us that amid the vicissitudes of life, God never changes. He is the rock that is the firm stronghold of our lives. He is enough for us. Without Him, nothing has value. With Him, everything has meaning. In Him everything exists, and everything created exists because He has loved it into being.

With the assurance that God never changes, that His love never falters, we can hear Teresa telling us: “Let nothing disturb you; let nothing affright you.” Would that we could with each breath repeat those words and add: “God never changes!” Then we would be anchored in the truth; then we would have the peace and the patient endurance that attain all things.

“Nada de Turbe”