Below is my own English translation of Let Nothing Disturb You, originally in the Spanish as Nada Te Turbe (far below) by the 16th century nun, St. Teresa of Avila.
Let Nothing Disturb You
Let nothing disturb you,
nothing shake you.
God does not change.
Patience obtains everything.
Whoever has God lacks nothing.
Only God suffices.
Elevate your thoughts
to the heavens above.
Let nothing distress you,
nothing disturb you.
Follow Jesus Christ
with a big-heart,
and come what may
let nothing disturb you.
Do you see the glory of the world?
Nothing is stable,
Aspire unto the heavens
which last forever.
Faithful and rich in promises—
God never changes.
Love that which merits
an immense goodness.
But there is no pure love
Confidence and a living faith
maintain the soul.
He who believes and hopes
Even if it seems you’re besieged by hell–
he who has God will mock its fury.
Let it all come, then: desertions, crosses, disgraces.
If God is your treasure, you’ll lack nothing.
Begone, then, goods of the world and vain sayings.
Even if everything is lost,
God alone suffices.
—St. Teresa of Ávila
14 thoughts on “Let Nothing Disturb You”
Today I visited my vax injured friend Brent, for the first time since 2021. He has spent the last 2 years in hospital far away from me, but over the last 2 weeks he has been placed in a nursing home in town here.
Brent is 68. In 2021 he was looking forward to retirement. He has a 14 year old son Kaycee, his 2nd son from his 2nd marriage. I worked with him overnights at Wal Mart, and he was a very hard worker. He also never complained, and did an outstanding job. Often he would get off work at 7am, get his son ready for school, mow his lawn, have a couple of beers, go to bed and do it all over again. This was his routine.
When I saw him in the later summer of 2021 he has lost about 40 pounds. He wasn’t as clean shaven as he normally was. But he still had his sense of humor and conversation style. He told me he just had trouble staying awake all the time. He felt different. I told him it might be the vax, and he agreed it could be. But he said if the doc said so he’d “probably get the booster”.
Today Brent has to poop in a diaper and lives in a bed. When he talks he sounds delirious. He still remembers me, and he remembers his wife and kid. He cannot watch sports anymore because he has permanent double vision. His head sways from left to right. He is always in mental discomfort. He’s stick thin.
“Why did this happen to me?” is what he asked me today. And I said “Brent, I don’t know. I don’t know.” And I mentioned the vaccine and he said he thought I was right. He said he just had a normal life, he didn’t do anything bad. And it’s true. He is one of the most genuinely nice and lovable guys I ever met. Before I left he asked me to get him a soda from his little cooler. I gave it to him, and I put a straw in it for him.
Brent will never leave the nursing home. Worse, he may languish for years like this. He will probably lose touch with all reality.
And it’s all because Bill Gates and the Satanists running the Globalist World Order want people dead. It’s all because Bergoglio wants people dead. It’s all because Klaus Schwab and Yuval Hariri think we are “useless eaters’ and want us dead. And it’s because Donald Trump is a dissembling coward.
On my way into town today traffic was stopped due to a funeral procession. It was a big one, too. Jennifer Stretton, age 31, died on April 18. She was eating with friends, felt nauseous, went to the bathroom and died. Her Facebook page had a phrase she posted in 2021: “Anti-Authoritarian and Proudly Vaccinated.” My niece knew her.
Sudden death wasn’t a thing before 2021. Turbo cancer did not exist before 2021. This is a mass death event we are just entering. And these things are now so normalized they make children’s books about them (I’m not kidding).
It’s hard to let nothing disturb me. It’s hard for me to watch people die every day, get sick every day, because of panic and fear ginned up by the most evil people on the planet. Everything going on right now in the world is small compared to this democide. You can’t fight the government if you’re dead or bedridden and sick.
Tucker Carlson, at the end of the day, is a trust fund guy who doesn’t have to worry about anything. It’s awful that he was canceled. But people are being literally canceled every day by a vaccine he wasn’t sufficiently against. It wasn’t until recently he admitted the vaccines don’t work and make you ill. But he never examined it. In fact he’s spent more time distracting us with “aliens” and Elon Musk than he ever did on the mRNA bio-weapon.
We should be so outraged at what has happened that we should be storming the capitol again, this time with guns. We should burn down Mar-a-Lago and put Big Orange on Trial. We should take Anthony Fauci and string him up. We should give Bill Gates the Ceaușescu treatment.
Yes there are just wars, and this is the most just of them all.
jmy1975 … respect to you . Compelling story.
The era of the sheep is over – they will not survive. Now, the sheepdogs.
Only time and experience will tell each of us which we are.
Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. Meekness = power under control, as evidenced in this scene (hat tip Barnhardt).
jmy1975 – What a moving post. So true, all of it.
Tomorrow is the 78th anniversary of the end of Mussolini.
Our tyrants are even worse.
Yeah, somehow this is much worse. In late 2019/early 2020 something left the world. That’s the only way I can describe it. And I believe that was God’s protection. I believe after Bergoglio put a Satanic bowl of dirt on St. Peter’s altar, God left the world to some degree. He let the demons out. Because the world asked for it.
Ever since then things have been off, hard to pin down, strange, unrelenting, sad, and crazy. I think the entire world right now is under demonic oppression and some, like Bill Gates, are possessed.
One of the main voices that keeps me spiritually sane (stable) during these times is Fr David Nix, “Padre Peregrino”. He puts out content like this, from the endless store of the Church’s Magisterium, so topical, relevant, stable … true. It is needed context in a Church where all necessary Offices of authority are spinning off into infinitely various frivolities, delivering not the meat of the Deposit of the Faith but innovation candies.
“Let nothing disturb you” … St Teresa of Àvila … leave it to Fr Nix to remind us of that, just now.
And then there is this, his next offering from his blog …
The entire article is a blessed respite from the onslaught of error – thank you, Fr Nix! He essentially says this, that error will come, let not be troubled, follow Eternal Rome. The money quote from the core of his article is this (imo):
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“As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a Gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed”.—Gal 1:8-9.
Four hundred years later, a saint and doctor of the Church wrote about just such a potential crisis in the Catholic Church:
“What shall a Catholic do if some portion of the Church detaches itself from communion of the universal Faith? What other choice can he make if some new contagion attempts to poison, no longer a small part of the Church, but the whole Church at once, then his great concern will be to attach himself to antiquity which can no longer be led astray by any lying novelty”.—Saint Vincent of Lerins c. 445 A.D.
Most people who think I’m crazy say things like this: “Do you really think God would let the whole Church fall into error in the 20th century if He loves us so much?” St. Vincent of Lerins did not rule out such a possibility, and he knew more about God’s love than any of us.”
– end quote –
And Arbp LeFebvre:
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“What a marvelous and consoling doctrine is that of the Catholic Church which was revealed by the Incarnate Word of God … which he brought to its perfection when He dwelt among us. The Apostles faithfully *transcribed* and *transmitted* this precious deposit, and thus *closed the prophetic era*. Then began *the dogmatic eta* in the course of which the Church defined what constituted the deposit.
The Fathers and theologians of the Church, under the vigilance of the Church, have faithfully scrutinized this deposit, interpreted it, organized it and defended it against heresies.”
– end quote –
Truth speaks with one voice across time.
Error is a cacophonous circus.
Thanks to the voices of authority in the Church who recall the faithful to the one voice that leads to Christ, wherein is peace.
It is Catholic dogma that the Church cannot defect from the faith. If you read the Catholic Encyclopedia that the pope is the one who grants the Church indefectibility. If someone rejects Vatican II as modernist errors you say that Christ was wrong, especially because there is no heirarchy left, which means it defected, or because the heiarchy bound people to follow heresy.
There has to be an explanation as to what happened after VaticanII. We do know that bishops and clergy did all sorts of crazy things never specified in the documents of Vatican II. I hold that the masons did everything in their power to convince a portion of confused Catholics that the Church defected. Another portion just follows everything. And another portion never had faith. If the masons goal was to make Catholics not believe Catholicism is the true religion, mission almost completed. Now high up in the Church they pretend to follow Vatican II while promoting heresy and apostasy, leading more people to believe the Church defected at Vatican II.
Perhaps I don’t understand your point.
I personally think your point about indefectibility is the crux of what throws so many faithful Catholics.
Indefectible means Holy Mother Church – which is not merely temporal but eternal (past, present, future). It does not grant superpowers to ensure no living Pope or Bishop, Priest or Religious ever defects from the Faith or leads others away from the Faith. As the article I linked to (from Fr Nix) shows, the Fathers, including St Paul, foresaw that *indeed many in the Church could and would defect from the Faith*. But “Eternal Rome” … never!
The departures from the Sacred Deposit of Faith of V II Church would drive me completely out, if I thought I was required to assent to such blasphemy. But then, as the article I linked to shows (referencing St Vincent of Lorens +445AD) we can practically expect such things in our fallen world led by fallible men, even while the indefectible Roman Catholic Church remains unspotted. Sacred Tradition: THAT is *indefectible*, and that is dogma. I reject all that departs from the Faith of indefectible Eternal Rome – which NuChurch, by definition, dies.
It has nothing to do with superpower. The Church teaches as dogma that the gates of hell never prevail against the Church, and that this gift is given only to the pope and his see. Furthermore it teaches that indefectibility that the Church cannot corrupt the faith nor lose its juridical hierarchy. This is not a novel teaching. So any hypothesis on what happened after Vatican II has to avoid either implication. The only way it can appear that way is at the end of time, where scripture teaches about a great apostasy. And it can only appear that way, because Jesus is always with the Church, and He will not break any promises.
I would merely refer you back to the article I linked to by Fr Nix, who has the authority of the Priesthood and who speaks with the voice of the Magisterium by quoting Scripture and Sacred Tradition. His definition of “indefectible” does not match yours, (assuming I understand you correctly, which I may may not).
The Church maintains that sin can and has entered the Church militant, in fact it is prophesied that sin very much will, even up to the highest echelons of authority – but that does not change Her “indefectibility”, which transcends the moment and individual sinners.
Again, I highly recommend Fr Nix’s article on Apostolic Catholicism, which largely channels Sacred Tradition. Knowing this in this way is actually a tremendous encouragement. Some may be tempted to apostatize if we were to contend that perfection is assured, when we see with our own eyes we are all, indeed, fallen human beings – no less or more than St Peter himself.
Now I am confused talking about heresy. No one said that no one could sin, which is what Protestants misunderstand about what we think about the papacy.
‘Among the prerogatives conferred on His Church by Christ is the gift of indefectibility. By this term is signified, not merely that the Church will persist to the end of time, but further, that it will preserve unimpaired its essential characteristics. The Church can never undergo any constitutional change which will make it, as a social organism, something different from what it was originally. It can never become corrupt in faith or in morals; nor can it ever lose the Apostolic hierarchy, or the sacraments through which Christ communicates grace to men. The gift of indefectibility is expressly promised to the Church by Christ, in the words in which He declares that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. It is manifest that, could the storms which the Church encounters so shake it as to alter its essential characteristics and make it other than Christ intended it to be, the gates of hell, i.e. the powers of evil, would have prevailed. It is clear, too, that could the Church suffer substantial change, it would no longer be an instrument capable of accomplishing the work for which God called it in to being. He established it that it might be to all men the school of holiness. This it would cease to be if ever it could set up a false and corrupt moral standard. He established it to proclaim His revelation to the world, and charged it to warn all men that unless they accepted that message they must perish everlastingly. Could the Church, in defining the truths of revelation err in the smallest point, such a charge would be impossible. No body could enforce under such a penalty the acceptance of what might be erroneous. By the hierarchy and the sacraments, Christ, further, made the Church the depositary of the graces of the Passion. Were it to lose either of these, it could no longer dispense to men the treasures of grace.
The gift of indefectibility plainly does not guarantee each several part of the Church against heresy or apostasy. The promise is made to the corporate body. Individual Churches may become corrupt in morals, may fall into heresy, may even apostatize. Thus at the time of the Mohammedan conquests, whole populations renounced their faith; and the Church suffered similar losses in the sixteenth century. But the defection of isolated branches does not alter the character of the main stem. The society of Jesus Christ remains endowed with all the prerogatives bestowed on it by its Founder. Only to One particular Church is indefectibility assured, viz. to the See of Rome. To Peter, and in him to all his successors in the chief pastorate, Christ committed the task of confirming his brethren in the Faith (Luke 22:32); and thus, to the Roman Church, as Cyprian says, “faithlessness cannot gain access” (Epistle 54).’
I am not talking about sin, so maybe I am missing something. If so I apologize. Heresy is a sin but much more than that. This is not my own definition, nor do I have the authority to make my own definition.
Well said, Aqua.
Thank you for posting the translation of Nada Te Turbe. If you look around online, you can find parts of it in St. Teresa’s own hand. Reading her words in her own hand always brings me to tears.
Yesterday I had an epiphany. It became obvious to me that for some time (months? years?) my primary emotion has been fear. Not the holy fear of God that saints have. Instead, I have suffered the anxious fear that comes from a lack of Hope. No need to list the reasons, certainly.
St. Teresa’s words change back and forth from being soothing to being an injunction against loss of the virtue of Hope. Like a lenticular picture, these words have life and change from comforting to admonishing.
Rather like Our Lord’s words in St. Matthew 14:31 – to St. Peter when fear caused him to sink into the waters –
“And immediately Jesus stretching forth his hand took hold of him, and said to him: O thou of little faith, why didst thou doubt?”
So thank you for posting Nada Te Turbe. The original Spanish is also powerful (https://fsspx.mx/es/news-events/news/nada-te-turbe-nada-te-espante-santa-teresa-de-%C3%A1vila-35173).
Brent would probably get the booster if Dr said to – we older folks were brainwashed as children by TV shows like Dr Kildaire, Ben Casey,. The doctor was always right and good. Back then some probably still took the Hippocratic oath, but that went kaput too.
Most of America got the vax out of fear and the fact that since polio, we’ve trusted our public health system. The demons who foisted this vax upon us knew this. My friend’s wife works at a university and since he’s older they both probably thought it was a good idea. It’s just sad.