• My father was a man of great charity towards the poor, and compassion for the sick, and also for servants; so much so, that he never could be persuaded to keep slaves, for he pitied them so much: and a slave belonging to one of his brothers being once in his house, was treated by him with as much tenderness as his own children.

    Saint Teresa of Avila, Aeterna Press (1951). “The life of Saint Teresa of Jesus”, p.41, Aeterna Press