Selections from Edith Stein’s Essays on Women

Greetings! This is a narration of Chapter 3: “Spirituality of the Christian Woman, Part I: Woman’s Soul.”

Please feel free to read along with EWTN’s generous online edition. A passage of pure gold (and could very well be a morning prayer, yes?):

The soul of woman must therefore be expansive and open to all human beings; it must be quiet so that no small weak flame will be extinguished by stormy winds; warm so as to not benumb fragile buds; clear, so that no vermin will settle in dark corners and recesses; self-contained, so that no invasions from without can imperil the inner life; empty of itself, in order that extraneous life may have room in it; finally, mistress of itself and also of its body, so that the entire person is readily at the disposal of every call.