TAN Direction Episode 4 – The Interior Castle: Conforming Ourselves To God’s Will


Episode 4 – The Interior Castle: Conforming Ourselves To God’s Will

St. Teresa advises to conform ourselves to God’s will, embrace the cross, and be willing to suffer in order to advance in The Interior Castle. Fr. Reid explains how the souls in The Second Mansions differ from those in The First Mansions, and stresses the importance of learning how to master our emotions.

This episode focuses on the only chapter on The Second Mansions.

Meet Your Host

Fr. Timothy Reid, a convert to the Catholic Faith, earned his B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University, but later changed his focus to pursue the study of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. After attaining an M.A. in Philosophy in 1996, he took a job with the Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Following his Theology studies at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, earning an M.A. in Theology and a Masters of Divinity, Fr. Reid was ordained in 2004. In 2007, he was made Pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he continues to serve today. Fr. Reid is a Third Order Carmelite and serves as the Spiritual Director of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Secular Carmelite group in Charlotte.

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