Oh, who can make this counsel of our Savior on self-denial understandable, practicable, and attractive! ... dryness, distaste, and trial. ... the pure spiritual cross and the nakedness of Christ’s poverty of spirit.
This year, we present a compilation of our blog posts concerning the passion and death of St. Edith Stein, from Echt to Auschwitz
She had already known when she moved to her 'Nazareth' that her aim was the 'desert' of Carmel. But she had to await the Lord’s hour.
In dryness and emptiness the soul becomes humble... she longs for instruction in order to reach the right way.
When we see that Savior before us with the eyes of faith as the Scriptures portray him, then our desire to receive him in the bread of life increases.
The darkest path is the most secure: "Whoever seeks God and nothing else is not wandering in darkness no matter how dark and poor you think you are."
"This prophet whom God commanded to go forth into the desert... is to be the model of all who withdraw into solitude"
"It always seemed to me that our Lord was keeping something for me in Carmel that I could find only there"
Elijah stands before God’s face because all of his love belongs to the Lord. He lives outside all natural human relationships.
At the end of January we had to go to Maastricht about our affairs and to Amsterdam at the end of March
During Lent I was allowed a beautiful task: to prepare a Mass and Office for a Feast of Regina Pacis
The image of the Mother of God demonstrates the basic spiritual attitude which corresponds to woman’s natural vocation
Through John we know how we are to participate as our destiny in the life of Christ — as a branch of the divine vine