Edith Stein on the Importance of God


“This [a woman’s role] requires an intense spiritual stamina as compared to the passive state of daily mechanical work; but this stamina perishes in the long run if not refreshed by the eternal wellspring. Thus can we understand the need for feminine vitality to have its roots in eternal grounds.”

“…only by drawing from the eternal source of power can woman perform the functions to which she is called by nature and destiny. On the other hand, each woman who lives in the light of eternity can fulfill her vocation, no matter if it is in marriage, in a religious order, or in a worldly profession.”

-Edith Stein, Spirituality of the Christian Woman


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