Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The center of all hearts

Photo credit: Rueters

"In the heart of Jesus, which was pierced, the kingdom
of heaven and the land of earth are bound together. 
Here is for us the source of life.  This heart is the heart
of the Triune Divinity, and the center of all human hearts…
It draws us to itself with secret power;
it conceals us in itself in the Father’s bosom and
floods us with the Holy Spirit.  This heart, it beats
for us in a small tabernacle where it remains
mysteriously hidden in that still, white host.”

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
(Edith Stein)
Germany ~ 1891-1942
Convert from Judaism - Carmelite nun
Martyr at Auschwitz


"Learn from St. Therese to depend on God alone and serve Him with a
wholly pure and detached heart. Then, like her you will be able to say
‘I do not regret that I have given myself up to Love’.’’ - St Teresa Benedicta

Sta Teresa Benedicta, ora pro nobis!

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