Quote of the day: 12 March

On the vigil of the Feast of St. Joseph we congratulated Mother Josepha, and on the lovely little baroque altar in the novitiate we piled up all the gifts, which naturally included the delicious little masterpieces of your kitchen-artiste. Belatedly, we celebrated the name day with an afternoon coffee on Laetare Sunday—also in the novitiate. Each of the six guests found one of those little masterpieces at her place…

Saint Edith Stein

Letter 219 to Mother Petra Brüning, O.S.U.
24 March 1936

Saint Joseph and the Christ Child
Christian Jorhan the Elder (German 1727 – 1804)
Polychromed wood, about 1780-1790
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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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