Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

Much like the Roman Catacombs, for years I have been desiring a trip to the Santa Maria della Vittoria to visit the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa. This masterpiece by Bernini is considered one of the great sculptural pieces of the High Roman Baroque. Saint Teresa has always been my favorite saint and I have read her prayer daily for years. 

May today there be peace within
May you trust God you are exactly as you are meant to be
May you not forget the infinite possibilities which are born of faith
May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God. Let His presence settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love, 
It is there for each and every one of us

I am off to watch the Roma/Man City Champions League game. Much like Seattle and the Hawks, this city loves their team and it is so fun to pick a new spot each game, grab a drink and watch! It was funny, I was face timing with Jess tonight, and she said to me, "Wow, this Roma lifestyle sure does fit you well!!" I couldn't agree more ; ) 

All my love to all my friends and family

xx SJK 


  1. Ahhhh... St. Teresa, my patron saint. So beautiful. Italy must be so special.

  2. Of course I said it in a "It fits you well for only 3 months then come live with me in Phoenix" kinda way... Unless you find your husband I would understand if you stayed ;)

  3. Terri, part of the reason I love Saint Teresa so much is because of YOU!!!! I love and miss you! Thank you for sharing in this adventure with me- you are always in my heart and I am thinking of you