Edith Stein on Living for Christ


“The complete surrender of [a woman’s] entire life and being is to live and work with Christ; but that also means to suffer and die with Him–that fruitful death from which springs the life of grace for all humanity.”

-Edith Stein, The Church, Woman, and Youth

This is one of several “creepy” quotes I found in reading her work. It sends chills down your spine considering the way she died.

Note: I had trouble with the previous sentence. “She died” sounds too passive, too neutral. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, aka Edith Stein, as a Jewish convert to Catholicism was one of 6 million Jews slaughtered in the Shoah (Holocaust)


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