Sunday, August 8, 2010

Feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Gassed to death at Auschwitz

My beloved saint
for reasons that should be obvious,
for reasons that are not, and
for reasons still emerging.

For example, I think of Edith Stein whenever one of my sisters and brothers in Christ ask if I'm "still a Jew." And yes, I do indeed get asked this...a lot.

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, pray for us that we might embrace everything we share as God's creation and reject everything that separates us from one another.


  1. Reading this made me weep my beautiful friend... I have no other words, but from here I embrace you in sisterhood and love.

  2. Thanks, dear one. She was murdered at the same age I sought and received Confirmation in the Roman Catholic church.

  3. Such a very touching connection between yourself and St. Teresa for you to share. As a convert myself I am deeply moved. Shalom to you!


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