Edith Stein: Essential Writings by Edith Stein (selected by John Sullivan, OCD)

(Maryknoll: Orbis, 2002), 158

Somehow reading Edith Stein feels like I'm reading someone much older than her, perhaps St. Theresa of Ávila who she looked up to so much.

  • "Be patient with yourself; God is." (11)
  • "One can find God in the world by bringing God to the world." (23)
  • "Our love for our brothers and sisters is the measure of our love for God." (42)
  • "The work of salvation takes place in obscurity and stillness." (55)
  • "As the atmosphere around us grows steadily darker, all the more must we open our hearts to the light from above." (59)
  • "From God's point of view nothing is accidental." (71)
  • "God is truth. All who seek truth seek God." (91)
  • "A fine home creates an atmosphere in which the sould can freely breathe." (103)
  • "God wants your life in order to give you his." (133)
  • "Only one who possesses nothing possesses everything." (142)