Apr 18, 2020 filed under Hope.

writing Avila reminder to hope in God alone

I have something super special for you this week — a quote by St. Teresa of Avila about hoping in God alone — she says, “Let nothing trouble you … God alone is enough.”

Maybe you know the quote — but have you ever seen someone write it in calligraphy? Today’s your lucky day! Calligraphers are extra blessed because writing wise words by hand is a beautiful way to meditate on them. Click on the 4-minute video to see how I did it!

Love always,

23 Responses to “Teresa of Avila Reminds Us to Hope in God Alone”

  1. William Mitchell

    Great to see you doing some work instead of playing on the internet all day!

  2. Linda Hartzell

    You’re steady hand and St. Teresa’s beautiful words…thank you for both, Rose.

  3. Toni

    Beautiful, Rose! Thanks for showing us how it’s done. I would never have the patience for such an endeavor!! BTW, I couldn’t find the 10 Top Tips for Patience on the Virtue Connection website. Where are they?

    Thanks and Happy Easter!

  4. Fae

    “God alone is enough.” How we need to remind ourselves of that, daily, hourly, as often as we need to slow down and step out on faith (like putting those flourishes on the calligraphy!).

    Thanks, Rose, for sharing your experiences with us.

  5. Mary Faye McAneny

    You reminded me that In this time of more solitude, we are never alone. We have but to open are hearts and minds and He is there. Thank you for sharing your beautiful skill. Who knew? Can’t wait to see what else you’re working on.

    • Rose Folsom

      My husband has been trying to convince me to bring calligraphy into Virtue Connection for years. Divine Providence decided that the time is now!

  6. Rose Folsom

    Good Morning Rose,
    Happy Divine Sunday too to you and your family, thank you for sharing the art of Calligraphy and St Teresa’s precious wisdom. It is beautiful!!
    Thank you too for your prayers, I am fully recovered, ready to go back to work tomorrow. Prayer is my shield to this virus. Please continue to pray for us, healthcare workers, law enforcement, frontliners in our retail industry, and those affected with this pandemic. God bless?❤️?

    Thank you Rose. Also for your concern for me. I’m doing very well. Thank God!
    My prayer for you is that you and yours stay well and healthy in every way.
    Your messages are especially appreciated these days.
    Many graces on this Divine Mercy Sunday.
    Love and peace

    Hi Rose,
    Happy Divine Mercy Sunday to you too!! Yes a wonderful quote from a great Saint & pretty neat calligraphy!
    Have a wonderful day!

    Thanks Rose. That was really a treat!

    Loved the calligraphy video – patience needed for that for sure.

    Thank you, It was breath taking; I am speechless. Thank you so much. It is beautiful. You could write a book with all fresh insights. ️☺️. …Blessed Patience

  7. Sue Chin

    Rose, Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift! You have very steady hands and patience! Also thanks for the reminder that ‘”God Alone is Enough” . How I forget sometimes!
    Happy Divine Mercy Sunday.


  8. Mary O’H.

    Your husband is right! Bringing your calligraphy to us is inspired as is the quote you chose. Many thanks and prayers for multiple blessings.

  9. Joanne

    Thank you Rose. This is Beautiful. My Mother Phyllis Casey Love St Therese of Avila, I studied her life at Holy Hill in Huberies Wisconsin. In our Prayer group. I was in 5his Meditative Pray group for three year. We Studied At. John of the Cross, At Therese Little Flower and St Therese of Avila. Phyllis Casey always quoted her saying to me as a reminder of Trust. Thank you for your Beautiful video on this Divine Mercy Sunday. God Bless you Rose ????❤️♥️???

    • Rose Folsom

      I grew up in Madison, WI, but wasn’t Catholic then, so I’ve heard of Holy Hill but never visited. Maybe on my next trip there!

  10. Diane Isabelle

    Very nice, Rose! Thanks for preserving the dying art of beautiful cursive penmanship!

    • Rose Folsom

      At work, Mike and I joked that because older people lose their fingerprints, we could start a senior crime ring (stealing what? we never got that far). And after you reported that your young relative could not read your perfect handwriting (my words) on her birthday card, we know we have a secret code, too — cursive!

  11. Diane Upham

    Dear Rose,
    What delight you show Our Lord !! I am so happy to see your calligraphy . You are a very talented young lady!! Thank you for always lifting me up!! Much love, Diane

    • Rose Folsom

      Hi Diane,
      Your delight for him comes through loud and clear. And I think calligraphy *does* keep a person young!