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A Woman for All Women

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Sometimes in faith circles it can feel like there is a message that there is a “particular” way to be a Catholic woman. If for some reason you do not fit the mold, you are not exactly a part of the inner crowd. However, Edith Stein is a woman for all women because her life teaches us there is no one way to be a Catholic woman in the world.


Edith, my sister, you lived a rich and full life as a single woman
before eventually entering the convent.
You pursued your passions
of writing, speaking, and giving lectures.
Thank you for being an example
that living an abundant life is freely and fully being myself.


Read a biography on the life of Edith SteinSt. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. What is your takeaway from her story? How does she speak to women today?

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