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“Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices” (St. Teresa of Avila).

Welcome Liz and Deborah, Bible Study Evangelista’s newest friends of the show! Thank you for loving and lifting me.

LOVE the Word™ is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin.

L – Listen (Receive the Word.)

O – Observe (Choose one or more of the following personality approaches to connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

F | Franciscan – If you’ve never heard of Taize, named for the town in France, prepare to lose your breath. The words are below in the Ignatian exercise.

If you’re given to musical expression, you might play the music yourself.

I | Ignatian – The Taize Community is an ecumenical monastic order that invites people of Catholic and Protestant traditions from all over the world to worship together. A type of Christian Bonaroo or Woodstock, the Taize community is well known for their contemplative hymns in many languages. The following is a popular Spanish Hymn inspired by this week’s quote by our mystic saint, Teresa of Avila ( 1515-1582). Listen to the hymn above. Imagine you are present at the gathering, singing this hymn with the other pilgrims gathered in France. Pay close attention to any emotions that arise:

Let nothing trouble,
Let nothing frighten,
Those who seek God,
Shall never go wanting.

Let nothing trouble,
Let nothing frighten,
Everything passes,
God alone fills us.

Let nothing trouble,
Let nothing frighten,
With patience,
Everything is possible.

A | Augustinian – As you listen and follow along to the hymn, above, what phrase stands out most? What is Jesus saying to your heart?

T | Thomistic – What is patience? How, exactly, does it work? Why does patience “obtain all things”?

V – Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Where do you sense Jesus is calling you to greater patience? What have you attempted to obtain without patience? Why do you think have you not obtained it yet? Speak with Him about that in your journal or on your journal page (get a free page and user guide to the right).

E – Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

Holy Spirit, let nothing trouble me, let nothing frighten me. May You alone suffice for me. + Amen.


*LOVE the Word™ exercises are offered according to FIAT: the four personalities, or “prayer forms,” explored in Prayer and Temperament, by Chester Michael and Marie Norrisey: Franciscan, Ignatian, Augustinian, and Thomistic. These prayer forms correspond to the Myers-Briggs personality types.

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Episode Resources

What makes you the most impatient? Tell us your worst display of impatience in our Facebook discussion community, where you can also post or chat with others about your #LOVEtheWordtakeaway.


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Patience

Patience, Meditations for a Month, Richard Clarke SJ

St. Augustine on Patience

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