Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

“All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love.”
 

“As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor’s soul must break all precept.”

 
Edith Stein was so fascinated by the reading of Teresa of Avila that she began a spiritual journey. Years later she imitated Saint Teresa of Avila by becoming a Carmelite, taking the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.