PROTESTATIONS88This Protestation, taken from
T., was dictated by St. Teresa for the edition of the
Way of perfection published at Évora in 1583 by D.
Teutonio de Braganza.
In all that I shall say in this Book, I submit to what is
taught by Our Mother, the Holy Roman Church; if there is
anything in it contrary to this, it will be without my
knowledge. Therefore, for the love of Our Lord, I beg the
learned men who are to revise it to look at it very carefully
and to amend any faults of this nature which there may be in
it and the many others which it will have of other kinds. If
there is anything good in it, let this be to the glory and
honour of God and in the service of His most sacred Mother,
our Patroness and Lady, whose habit, though all unworthily,