Quote of the day: 3 April

Catholic women have a strong support in the Church; it needs their strength. The Church needs us. That means the Lord needs us; not that He could not manage without us but He has granted us grace, forming us as members of His Mystical Body and employing us as His living members.

Catholic women have a strong support in the Church… the Church needs us. That means the Lord needs us. #EdithStein

Did the Lord at any time make a distinction between men and women? Perhaps when He delegated he priesthood to His apostles but not to the women serving Him (that is exactly why I maintain that the exclusion of women from the priesthood is not simply a question of temporal contingency).

But in His love He knew and knows now no distinction. His means of grace are equally at the command of all Christians, and He has showered His grace in prodigious abundance directly on women. And it seems that today He is calling on women in ever greater numbers for specific duties in His Church.

He has showered His grace in prodigious abundance directly on women. #EdithStein

Saint Edith Stein

Essays on Woman
Problems of Women’s Education
Lectures for 1932 Summer Semester, German Institute for Scientific Pedagogy

Women are the primary contributors to the mission of the Carmelite Laity | © Johan Bergström-Allen, gbcarmelite / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Stein, E 2017, Essays On Woman, The Collected Works of Edith Stein, Book 2, translated from the German by Oben, F, ICS Publications, Washington D.C.

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