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March 10, 2024

“Because my soul has left itself and entered into the divine life, it has become great and expansive” (Essential Writings, p.65).  What do these words from Edith Stein mean: ‘Because my soul has left itself…’? Because my soul has surrendered my will…because my soul has died to my small narrow self…because my soul has placed […]

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