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The Hidden Life by Edith Stein
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Dec 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, judaism, catholic

Once I realized that this book was a mix of almost everything that Edith Stein wrote while in Carmel, I grew to enjoy it. I even at times forgot she was the author - I was so absorbed in the lives of the other Carmelite saints she talks about in these pages, two of which I had never even heard of. The meditations, especially on the renewal of the vows, were beautiful and my imagination ran wild with images of the cloistered Edith writing it, knowing that, outside her monastery, the world was falling apart.

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Reading Progress

December 18, 2011 – Shelved
December 18, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
March 25, 2012 – Started Reading
March 25, 2012 –
page 9
March 27, 2012 –
page 44
March 28, 2012 – Finished Reading
October 23, 2012 – Shelved as: judaism
October 30, 2012 – Shelved as: catholic

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