Chapter 17 & 18
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How not all souls are fitted for contemplation and how some take
long to attain it. True humility will walk happily along the road
by which the Lord leads it.
Continues the same subject and shows how much greater are the
trials of contemplatives than those of actives. This chapter offers
great consolation to actives
THE WAY OF PERFECTION
ST. TERESA OF AVILA
Translated & Edited by
E. ALLISON PEERS
from the Critical Editon of
P. SILVERIO DE SANTA TERESA, C.D.