'Within us there is a palace of immense magnificence. The entire edifice is built of gold and precious stones....truly there is no building of such great beauty as a pure soul, filled with virtues, and the greater these virtues, the brighter these stones sparkle...
'In this palace the great King lodges, Who has been pleased to become your Guest... He sits there on a throne of tremendous value: your heart.'
St. Teresa of Avila
Painting at bottom by George Henry Boughton
Photo at top from Pixabay