Quote of the day, 16 May: St. Edith Stein

In her article for the Augsburg Post in March 1935, St Edith Stein mentioned the origin of the brown scapular of Carmel: "the Blessed Virgin appeared to the general of the Order, Simon Stock, an Englishman, and gave him the scapular." Edith takes this piece of Carmelite tradition and firmly plants it within the Order's Marian spirituality.

16 May: Saint Simon Stock

Simon, an Englishman, died at Bordeaux in the mid-thirteenth century. He has been venerated in the Carmelite Order for his personal holiness and his devotion to Our Lady.

The Marie du jour – May 16

We give thanks that our dear Lady has clothed us with the “garment of salvation.” Saint Edith Stein   The Hidden Life: Essays, Meditations, Spiritual Texts (The Collected Works of Edith Stein, Book 4, p. 3) Edited by L. Gelber and Michael Linssen; translated by Waltraut Stein ICS Publications, © Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites,... Continue Reading →

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