Translated from the original by Ana Giménez.
We have recently introduced different ways of starting out in meditation prayer by following Jesus Christ hand in hand with Teresa. We´ll see now the means available offered by Church.
There is nothing better to deepen in our inner world than going to a monastery of contemplative life and spend a few days with the community of monks or nuns, living their life, taking part in their timetables, having their very same food, attending Liturgy of the Hours.
My advice is that you should ask to stay a few days with them without any fear. Most of them have a guesthouse for the “servants of love” and the those who seek God.
It doesn´t matter the school of spirituality you belong to. Teresa reached maturity in her faith thanks to everything learnt by Dominicans, Jesuits, Carmelites, Franciscans, Poor Clares and some diocesan priests.
Look for a nearby monastery, apply for a weekend with them, or even better, a few days or a month. Breathe silence, practise all the ways possible to know Jesus Christ, ask for advice to any of them, they are persons with a deep experience in prayer.
It would be, in my opinion, an excellent way to decide to become friend of Jesus. You will also discover in followers of Christ with Teresa, three charismas: people able to live in solitude, able to live in community, and able to be apostles.
Those who live this experience , always want to repeat !!!