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From Atheist to Saint: St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross Family Reflection Video

From Atheist to Saint: St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross Family Reflection Video

Holy lives of inspiration

What leads us away from God might be what leads us to him…

Did you know that today’s saint, Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (also known as Saint Edith Stein) was an atheist at age fourteen? It wasn’t until she read a book about St. Theresa of Avila that she found Christianity to be her truth. The book was lent to her by a friend.

What a great thought, that our friends around us can be so inspiring as to change our lives in such big ways. Every now and then, we need to be reminded to see the big picture, not just focus on the bad, and draw closer to God, who is always near us, even when we feel far away from Him.

Do you and your friends talk about faith?

Lord, keep us close, as you did for St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross, and bless our wonderful friends!

About Father David Marcham

Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!