MARTYR SAINT TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS

First I want to thank all of you for being patient the last 4 weeks. We were on vacation and even though some hotels had wifi, mostly it was too slow or poor to use long enough to write anything. We are now home, so I will get back to blogging.

TONIGHT I just want to mention that Saturday the 9th was the feast day of Saint Benedicta. She was important because:

“Born in 1891, Edith Stein grew up in a German Jewish household, became an atheist at the age of fourteen, and converted to Catholicism during her philosophic studies. At the age of forty-two, she entered the Carmelites as Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. At her profession in 1938, in the face of growing German anti-Semitism, she told her prioress: “Human action can not help us but only the sufferings of Christ. My aspiration is to share them.” In 1942, the Gestapo apprehended Theresa at the Carmel in Echt, Holland. Seven days later she perished in the gas chamber at Auschwitz. Saint John Paul II canonized her in 1998 as a “martyr for love..” He meant of Christ, I believe.

This story is important because to me it means that “WITH GRACE FROM GOD” A person can be transformed from a non believer or atheist to a Christian. It is only with that grace that the conversion can happen. Therefore, we should pray for those we know do not or may not believe that God will give them the Grace to KNOW HIM, LOVE HIM, AND SERVE HIM SO THAT THEY MAY BE IN HEAVEN WITH HIM. This is, of course, the reason he made us in the first place.

PRAYER: GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, you sent your Son among us to redeem the people of the promise and the people who knew not your promises. Through the witness and prayer of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, bring all men and women to the joy of your kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

TOMORROW NIGHT I WILL TYPE A MEDITATION ABOUT FAITH FROM SAINT TERESA BENEDICTA

GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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