Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Feast Day: August 9
We who live in Carmel and who daily call on our Holy Father Elijah in prayer know that for us he is not a shadowy figure out of the dim past. His spirit is active among us in a vital tradition and determines how we live. Indeed, to stand before the face of the living God, as Elijah did, that is our vocation. The holy prophet set us an example He stood before God's face because this was the eternal treasure for those whose sake he gave up all earthly goods...He is for us an example of the gospel poverty that we have vowed, an authentic prototype of the Savior.