For Edith Stein the happy ending to a lengthy conversion process came with her baptism on the first day of 1922. This was preceded by her completed reading of the Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Jesus a few months previous in the summer of 1921, one hundred years ago. As she once noted, she moved “gradually” through several years’ searching from an atheistic attitude about reality to acceptance of Jesus as a personal source of the truth she was so fervently seeking…

Praise the Lord

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