I will now be allowed to spend the feast of St. Teresa as her child. Tomorrow morning I enter the Carmel of Cologne-Lindenthal.
St. Edith Stein tells the story of how St. Teresa became the prioress of the Monastery of the Incarnation in Avila amid a great furor 450 years ago
Two days before her death, she said to me once when we were alone: "My child, the hour of my death has come."
In God's new kingdom, the role of the human couple has changed; it has become a relationship of mother and son
During that time of unusual demonstrations of grace and of the most severe tests, Teresa also received a visible sensory image of the glowing love that pierced her heart.
St Edith Stein tells the story of how "a small group of nuns and visitors" in 1560 began to discuss with St Teresa the idea of establishing a new monastery in Avila
Celebrating the centenary of the conversion of Saint Edith Stein in the summer of 1921
For the love of God and man, once again I raise an anguished cry: May such criminal deeds never be repeated against any ethnic group, against any race, in any corner of this world!
The world is in flames: do you wish to put them out? Contemplate the cross: from his open heart, the blood of the Redeemer pours, blood which can put out even the flames of hell.
The offense that the misguided people give to the Lord by their manner of worship hurts Elijah so much that he wants to die.
She feels that she has been led into an immense, unbounded desert. And this, for her, is the more delightful, pleasant, and lovely, the deeper, vaster, and more solitary it is.
One recognizes purgative dryness in that “the soul is powerless in spite of all its efforts to meditate and make use of the imagination"
For God’s sake they are able to suffer a little oppression and dryness without yearning to return to those better times
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.