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Communion with Christ: According to Saint Teresa Benedicta by Sister M. Regina van den Berg

By Sister M. Regina van den Berg

Pope Saint John Paul II declared that the good problem for Christians this present day is to develop into "the domestic and college of communion." St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) in her lifestyles and her writings, is a certain consultant to achieving the communion for which each human center longs. This paintings considers St. Teresa's lifestyles and writings within the context of the "spirituality of communion." As a thinker she was once directed in the direction of achieving communion with the reality, and she or he came upon that fact used to be somebody, Jesus Christ. As a Carmelite nun she gave up every little thing for communion with him.

Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, within the foreword, says Edith Stein's message "is above her time" and that the writer, Sister M. Regina van den Berg, "is good certified to put in writing the sort of book." Sister Regina explores intimately Edith Stein's conception of empathy as constructed in her doctoral dissertation, in addition to her idea of neighborhood. Sister Regina has extensively utilized a couple of Edith Stein's writings which, till this paintings, haven't but been on hand in English translation.

each one bankruptcy explores a facet of 'communion,' richly revealing how Edith Stein, "a Jew who grew to become a thinker. . . a convert to Catholicism who turned a Carmelite nun and topped her lifestyles with martyrdom." Stein's paintings "provides insights which could support us develop within the spirituality of communion, first via proposing to us the reality in regards to the human person's nature and vocation after which by way of displaying us how we will be able to arrive at a spirituality of communion within the a variety of facets of life."

Sister M. Regina van den Berg, F.S.G.M., got her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Catholic collage of the United States. She has served in numerous apostolates for her spiritual neighborhood and presently is living in Rome.

Praise for Communion with Christ:

"Philosopher, convert and martyr Edith Stein is having fun with a genuinely-earned revival of curiosity nowadays. Readers of this transparent and cautious examine will come away with a far better experience of the intensity and breadth of Edith's idea, that is as appropriate this day as ever."
- Colleen Carroll Campbell, writer, My Sisters the Saints: a religious Memoir

"This is a perfect advent for someone wishing to benefit how one of many maximum saints of our time expected and lived the 'science of the Cross.' "
- sunrise Eden, writer, My Peace I offer you: therapeutic Sexual Wounds with assistance from the Saints

"Sister Regina provides a deeply mature and incisive research of the center of Stein's educating on communion as a union of hearts and minds eventually united in the direction of one everlasting target and divine destiny."
- Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, S.C.D., writer, Artist and snapshot: inventive Creativity and private Formation within the considered Edith Stein

"Sister Regina unveils the depths of Edith Stein's insights, revealing Stein's nuanced account of group among men and women, human and angelic groups, club within the Mystical physique, and so forth. a magnificent fulfillment that teaches a lot approximately easy methods to be extra totally human."
- Sarah Borden Sharkey, affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton collage

"This ebook may help the reader deepen an appreciation for the importance of Teresa Benedicta/Edith Stein in modern debates."
- Fr. John Sullivan, O.C.D., Institute of Carmelite stories

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