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Saint Teresa of Avila was a strong, ambitious, and persuasive woman. Her writings are legendary. When Saint Edith Stein, also known as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was pondering her Jewish life with uncertainty, she once read books from Saint Teresa and exclaimed, “Eureka, I found it!” meaning she had finally discovered she wanted to become a Carmelite Nun. We’ll talk about Saint Edith in one of the 19 days of Lent still to come.

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