Zitate und Sprüche von Edith Stein

Edith Stein, Ordensname Teresia Benedicta a Cruce OCD, oder Teresia Benedicta vom Kreuz, war eine deutsche Philosophin und Frauenrechtlerin jüdischer Herkunft, die 1922 durch die Taufe in die katholische Kirche aufgenommen und 1933 Unbeschuhte Karmelitin wurde. In der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus wurde sie „als Jüdin und Christin“ zum Opfer des Holocaust.

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Zitat von Edith Stein

Unser Land... braucht nicht das, was wir haben. Es braucht das, was wir sind.

The nation... doesn't simply need what we have. It needs what we are.

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Zitat von Edith Stein

This is a serious warning cry: Surrender without reservation to the Lord who has called us. This is required of us so that the face of the earth may be renewed.

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As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love.

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The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.

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The entire educational process must be carried out with love, which is perceptible in every disciplinary measure and which does not instill any fear. And the most effective educational method is not the word of instruction but the living example without which all words remain useless.

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