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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Teresa de Avila and John of the Cross discuss Grace mega-church's court "victory" allowing in-person services, with conditions
Maybe six weeks ago, I received a Facebook friend request from a childhood next-door neighbor, who still lives in affluent nearly all white Mountain Book, Alabama, "over the mountain" from Birmingham. Mountain Brook's nickname is "The Tiny Kingdom". Many Facebook discussions with my old next-door neighbor caused me to wonder yesterday if she is a reincarnation of St. Teresa de Avila? In early January 1991, I was told in my sleep one night, "With respect to St. John of the Cross, you haven't seen anything yet." Teresa and Juan were cloistered Carmelite Order Monastery members during the time of the Inquisition. I had learned of them the year before in Antonio T. de Nicolás stunning book, ST.JOHN OF THE CROSS: Alchemist of the Soul.
UPDATE: A judge ruled late Friday afternoon that Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, can continue hosting indoor worship services and does not have to adhere to any attendance caps or bans on singing.