Woman of Grace: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

 

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein, 1891 – 1942)

She was a brilliant scholar, a contemplative mystic, and a “liberated” feminist. At various times she was also a devout Jew, an atheist, a philosopher, a Catholic, and a Carmelite nun. Hers was a heart that hungered for truth, with a passion that burned with such purity and clarity that Pope John Paul II, whose own Mulieris Dignitatem and “Letter to Women” bear the unmistakable imprint of her spirit, canonized her less than fifty years after her death at Auschwitz. Read the rest…

The Way of Faith

August 9

August 9

Feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Edith Stein  (1891 – 1942)

 “The way of faith gives us more than the way of philosophical thought: it gives us God, near to us as person, who loves us and deals with us mercifully, giving us that security which human knowledge cannot give. But the way of faith is dark.

                                                            -St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Read the rest…

A Unique Quality of Woman

June 11

June 11

A quality unique to woman is her singular sensitivity to moral values and an abhorrence of all which is low and mean; this quality protects her against the dangers of seduction and total surrender to sensuality.

                                    -St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) Read the rest…

Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 18

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Daily Gracelines – Lenten Journey with Mary – Day 18

Theme:
Mary’s sorrowing heart is the perfect “vehicle” to take us more deeply into the passion of Jesus, Our Lord.

Grace:
I pray for the grace to enter deeply into the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ by means of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Read the rest…

The Way of Faith

February 10

February 10

“The way of faith gives us more than the way of philosophical thought: it gives us God, near to us as person, who loves us and deals with us mercifully, giving us that security which human knowledge cannot give.  But the way of faith is dark.” 

                                     –St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) Read the rest…