Today we celebrate St. Edith Stein. She was a brilliant woman who died this day in 1942 at Auschwitz. Born Jewish, she became a great philosopher and author. Her journey led her to the Catholic Church, and her great hunger for Christ led her to become a Carmelite nun. Below is one of her quotes that I believe we can all take comfort in on our journey.
This prayer was in one of my devotions a few days ago, and it really resonated with me. So often I walk the path, but don’t know exactly where it is going to lead. I must put all my trust in my Heavenly Father to lead me. We walk along the path that we know and trust God to lead us beyond the horizon of our knowing.
“O my God, fill my soul with holy joy,
courage and strength to serve You.
Enkindle Your love in me and then
walk with me along the next stretch
of road before me. I do not see very
far ahead, but when I have arrived
where the horizon now closes down,
a new prospect will open before me
and I shall meet it with peace.”~St. Edith Stein