EDITH STEIN | SEEKER OF TRUTH ONLINE

Join us as we introduce women to one of the twentieth century saints John Paul II canonized during his pontificate. Edith Stein is a young Jewish woman who suffered through the Holocaust, converted to Catholicism and found her vocation by joining the beautiful Carmelite sisters. JPII felt strongly that the world needed the example of holy men and women during these challenging times, and Endow has chosen Edith Stein as one saint in a vast galaxy to highlight. Her story encompasses elements of philosophy (particularly phenomenology, which was a strong interest of John Paul II’s), and theology and offers compelling insights into Jewish life in 1930’s Germany. She was an inspiration to women of her time and continues to be today.

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Week 5


Resources

Videos:

New York Encounter: A Paper Thin Distance

Letters:

A Letter to Artists

Books:

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Weight of Glory Sermon by C.S. Lewis

Ministry Resources:

Called and Gifted Program

Resources for Combating Racism by the USCCB

Quotes:

“I think that the Church is the only thing that is going to make the terrible world we are coming to endurable; the only thing that makes the church endurable is that somehow she is the body of Christ and that on this we are fed.  It seems to be a fact that you have to suffer as much from the Church as for it but if you believe in the divinity of Christ, you have to cherish the world at the same time that you struggle to endure it.” – Flannery O’Conner