Words of Wisdom - St Edith Stein

 

Prayer is not merely a human achievement.  It is a Jacob's ladder on which the human spirit ascends to God & God's grace descends to people.’

Prayer is the communication of the soul with God. God is love & love is goodness giving itself away.’

Prayer is the highest achievement of which the human spirit is capable.’

In order to be an image of God, the spirit must turn to what is eternal, hold it in spirit, keep it in memory, and by loving it, embrace it in the will.’

‘My longing for truth was a prayer in itself.’

Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'.

Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.

God Himself teaches us to go forward with our hand in His by means of the Church's liturgy.’

One cannot desire freedom from the Cross when one is especially chosen for the Cross.’