Wednesday, August 09, 2006Edith Stein
Today is the feast day of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross who was a Jewish woman turned Carmelite nun, martyred in Auschwitz. She has written extensively on the mysteries of our Faith and was a great philosopher. This saint is patroness of martyrs, those who've lost their parents, Europe and World Youth Day.
O my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage and strength to serve You. Enkindle Your love in me and then walk with me along the next stretch of road before me. I do not see very far ahead, but when I have arrived where the horizon now closes down, a new prospect will open before me, and I shall meet it with peace.
-St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross