Readings of the Day
RB: Ch 56 The Abbot's Table
Mass: Jr 31:31-34; Resp Ps 51; Mt 16:13-23
God is spirit and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.
From Vatican News (August 9, 2018): 'Edith Stein (12 Oct 1891–9 Aug 1942), was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to Catholicism and became a Discalced Carmelite nun after reading the works of the reformer of the Carmelite Order, St. Teresa of Avila.
The following from Pope St John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Issued Motu Proprio, Spes Aedificandi Proclaiming Saint Bridget of Sweden, Saint Catherine of Siena, and Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Co-Patronesses of Europe (October 1, 1999), 9.Today’s proclamation of Edith Stein as a Co-Patroness of Europe is intended to raise on this Continent a banner of respect, tolerance and acceptance which invites all men and women to understand and appreciate each other, transcending their ethnic, cultural and religious differences in order to form a truly fraternal society.