"All authentic prayer is prayer of the church. Through every sincere prayer something happens in the church, and it is the church itself that is praying therein, for it is the Holy Spirit living in the church that intercedes for every individual soul 'with sighs too deep for words.'"
- St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), from "The Prayer of the Church", published in The Hidden Life, ICS Publications.
St. Teresa Benedicta's feast day is August 9. Sunday takes precedence over it. For more, click on the link at the bottom of this post for the "St. Edith Stein" category of this blog.
Image: "Old Man in Meditation" by Jan Olis, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France. Photo by me.