A few months previously a young Cologne girl had entered the small novitiate at Lindenthal. Wide-eyed, she had observed Sr. Benedicta and all the happenings on her special day. Now she clung to Sr. Benedicta like a small trusting child and asked,Sr. Teresia Renata Posselt, O.C.D.
“How does Your Charity feel?”
Sr. Benedicta answered in a tone that cannot be imitated:
“Like the Bride of the Lamb.”
Recalling Edith Stein’s profession
21 April 1935
Carmel of Cologne-Lindenthal
Posselt, T 2005, Edith Stein: The Life of a Philosopher and Carmelite, translated from the German by Batzdorff S, Koeppel J, and Sullivan J, ICS Publications, Washington DC.