Quote of the day: 22 December

St. Magdalena [Speyer]
22 December 1928

My dear Frau Noack,

You will allow me a few words, won’t you? If you should now cancel your trip, or postpone it, and if you thought that being with me would do you good, then I ask you sincerely to make use of me–until the 28th, for then I must go away for a bit (until January 7).

In any case, I think most warmly of you and your little one, and I will do so especially on Christmas Eve, at the creche which I would love to show to your children. There one is united with all who are scattered throughout the world and also beyond the world. That is such a consoling mystery.

Lovingly, your

Edith Stein

Letter 48 to Frau Adelheid Noack, Heidelberg


Nativity scene Stephansdom Austria pfarrmedien Flickr 15933039957_7e1e62bd5f_o
Daniel Furxer, pfarrmedien / Flickr



Stein, E. 1993, Self-Portrait in Letters, 1916-1942, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Discalced Carmelite, translated from the German by Koeppel, J, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

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