Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nature Liberated From its Dross

Mosaic flowers in the Altar to the Sacred Heart in St. Michael's Cathedral.

Only by the power of grace can nature be liberated from its dross, restored to its purity, and made free to receive divine life. And this divine life itself is the inner driving power from which acts of love come forth. Whoever wants to preserve this life continually within herself must nourish it constantly from the source whence it flows without end: from the holy sacraments, above all from the sacrament of love. To have divine love as its inner form, a woman’s life must be a Eucharistic life. 
                 – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

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