St. Teresa of Avila, a mystic, contemplative, former Carmelite nun, and a Doctor of the Church, is known for her incredible supernatural visions.
She often saw visions of Divine nature, including angels and demons.
Below is St. Teresa’s of Avila’s account of this incredible occurrence:
“I would see beside me, on my left hand, an angel in bodily form — a type of vision which I am not in the habit of seeing, except very rarely.”
“He was not tall, but short, and very beautiful, his face so aflame that he appeared to be one of the highest types of angel who seem to be all afire.”
“They do not tell me their names but I am well aware that there is a great difference between certain angels and others,
and between these and others still, of a kind that I could not possibly explain.”
“In his hands I saw a long golden spear and at the end of the iron tip I seemed to see a point of fire.
“With this he seemed to pierce my heart several times so that it penetrated to my entrails.
“When he drew it out, I thought he was drawing them out with it and he left me completely afire with a great love for God.
“The pain was so sharp that it made me utter several moans; and so excessive was the sweetness caused me by this intense pain that one can never wish to lose it,
nor will one’s soul be content with anything less than God.”
Wow! Talk about incredible!