The “Dignity and Vocation of Women” in the Life of Saint Edith Stein, Part One

A post I wrote some years ago on St. Edith Stein. Reposting in honor of her feast day, August 9th.

Also published in Catholic News Agency: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/cw/post.php?id=715

Mysteries and Manners

In this series of posts during Holy Week, I want to share how much I love St. Edith Stein– or St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. These posts are adopted from a paper I wrote my senior year at UD while taking an amazing class on the theology of spirituality with Father Roch Kereszty, O. Cist.

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The “Dignity and Vocation of Woman” in the Life of Saint Edith Stein

A great responsibility is being laid upon us by both sides. We are being obliged to consider the significance of woman and her existence as a problem. We cannot evade the question as to what we are and what we should be… We are trying to attain insight into the innermost recesses of our being… Our being, our becoming does not remain enclosed within its own confines; but rather in extending itself, fulfills itself. However, all of our being and…

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