St. Teresa of Avila on Sacramentals

St. Teresa de Jesus says that the purpose of sacramentals is their use.

“This situation can be compared to that of a person who uses beads to count indulgenced prayers. If he uses them once, he gains the indulgences; if he uses them mor eoften, he gains more; but if he never uses them, keeping them rather in a chest, it would be better for him not to have them” (Way of Perfection, Ch. 20, para 3.)

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