Jonah and Saint Teresa of Avila


Luke 11:29-32


From the Navarre Bible commentary,

We know that “The Ninevites did penance

Because they acknowledge the prophet

Jonah and accepted his message.

Jesus is greater than Jonah…Christ’s life

And preaching are a call to conversion.”


From the Magnificat, we know that

Saint Teresa of Avila advised,

“Let nothing disturb you, let nothing

Frighten you, all things are passing away:

God never changes.  Patience obtains all

Things.  Whoever has God lacks nothing; God

Alone suffices.”  This is holy advice.


My sister Anne’s middle name is Terese.


Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series.  The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance PressAmazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.


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