St. Edith Stein the philosopher introduces us to the basic "dilemma of all human philosophizing: truth is but one, yet for us in falls into truths (plural) that we must master step by step." Sooner or later, she says, we have to dive in.
Quote of the day, 27 July: St. Titus Brandsma
During his 1935 lecture series in North America, St. Titus Brandsma stayed with the Carmelite friars at their college in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We share excerpts from a meditation that he wrote on the pinnacle of the mystical life compared to "the roaring and the rushing of Niagara Falls".
Quote of the day, 11 May: Titus Brandsma
Titus Brandsma writes to a formator many years later, "You came to my bedside [as a second-year philosophy student] and would not allow me to think about my studies, you wouldn’t even allow me to talk about philosophy... More than a professor, for me you were a father."
Marie du jour 2021, May 19: Père Jacques
She was totally dependent, as we are totally dependent
Quote of the day: 19 September
Some verses alone of that divine book scattered my doubts and caused an unexpected and indefectible light to fall on my eyes
Quote of the day: 23 June
I allow myself to recoup courage before the tabernacle
Quote of the day: 28 January
Well, this is certainly the biggest surprise of the day
9 August: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
The world is in flames: do you wish to put them out?
27 July: Blessed Titus Brandsma
He proclaimed human dignity and the freedom of the Church, even in the throes of degrading persecution and death
Quote of the day: 3 July
Faith is already marked by fulfillment