Tuesday, August 09, 2005

A woman's vocation...

"After the life-and-death struggle of a World War, the nations of Europe have collapsed alongside one another. Whether a policy of international reconciliation will gradually prevail against strong counter-currents is impossible to predict with certainty. But one thing is clear: the issue involves women. If a woman's vocation is the protection of life and the preservation of the family, she cannot remain indifferent as to whether or not governments and nations assume forms which are favorable to the growth of the family and the well-being of the young."

Edith Stein, addressing a group of Catholic professional women following The Great War

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, pray for us.