Quote of the day, 1 December: St. Edith Stein

Before Advent begins I would like to send you a little greeting with best wishes for this holy season. Your first Advent in the Church, after all, must turn out to be particularly lovely.

Do not allow yourself to be distracted by any outward unrest from living in the intense thought of the Advent liturgy. Then the Feast [of Christmas] will bring you an abundance of graces.

Saint Edith Stein

Letter 185 to Ruth Kantorowicz (excerpt)
1 December 1934

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.

Featured image: Photographer Thomas Hackl captures the wonder of the Advent wreath in the eyes of his two sons at their home in Romania. Image credit: Thomas Hackl / Flickr (Some rights reserved).

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