Learn from Saint Thérèse to depend on God alone and serve Him with a wholly pure and detached heart. Then, like her, you will be able to say ‘I do not regret that I have given myself up to Love’. -- Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
"The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. Benedicta of the Cross --- (Edith Stein)
Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD, Edith Stein, was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to the Roman Catholic Church and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. loss of parents; World Youth Day.
"Their lives might seem to have been a defeat, but it is precisely in their martyrdom that the brightness of Love which dispels the gloom of selfishness and hatred shines forth." Pope Benedict XVI on St Edith Stein and St Maximilian Mary Kolbe (General Audience,13 August 2008) // Photo: Saint Maximilian Kolbe
"Those who pray never lose hope, even when they find themselves in a difficult and even humanly hopeless plight. Sacred Scripture teaches us this and Church history bears witness to this." Pope Benedict XVI on St Edith Stein and St Maximilian Mary Kolbe (General Audience,13 August 2008) // Photo: Saint Maximilia Kolbe