Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dedicated to St. Edith Stein

This blog is dedicated to St. Edith Stein, Martyr.

I was reading two things about this holy woman when I conceived the blog: Potency and Act by Stein, and Edith Stein and Companions On the Way to Auschwitz by Hamans. The juxtaposition of these works moved me in such a way that I wept in relating some of this to my wife across our dining room table. Reading a technical, philosophical work by a brilliant mind and feeling the sort of intimate connection one does through reading, and then hearing (audio book) that this woman who is teaching you across decades was, to paraphrase, delivered to Auschwitz, murdered, and buried in a mass grave, was a most personal and intimate experience.

God shine His face upon Sancta Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, and may I posses a mere thousandth of her strength, perseverance, and courage.

St. Edith Stein, pray for us!

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