Edith Stein: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“The surrender of the soul to God is the highest achievement of its freedom.”

“Only the person who renounces self-importance, who no longer struggles to defend or assert himself, can be large enough for God’s boundless action.”

“I felt that those who understood the Cross of Christ should take [it] upon themselves on everybody’s behalf.”

“There’s quite a distance between leading the self-satisfied existence of the good Catholic, who does his duty, reads the correct newspaper, and votes correctly, and then does just as he pleases. There’s quite a distance between that, and living one’s life in the presence of God with the simplicity of a child and the humility of the publican. But I can assure you once anyone has taken the first step, he won’t want to turn back.”

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