Tag: Etty Hillesum

June 23, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

May 26, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

May 18, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

Etty’s full journal entry from today.

I cannot imagine the horrors that this generation witnessed. I am saddened and encouraged by Etty’s words today. She knew she couldn’t face the days alone, and she knew where to turn for strength.

I examine my own life and wonder what could be different in my life and others’ lives if I drew prayer around me more often and retreated inside its protective walls.

April 17, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

April 16, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

April 3, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

April 2, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

March 25, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today.

March 22, 1942-Etty Hillesum

80 years ago today. And back to me came those words I wrote down months ago in one of these notes to myself, words I shall keep writing down time and again, until they are a part of me: Slowly, steadily, patiently.” Etty Hillesum… Continue Reading “March 22, 1942-Etty Hillesum”

March 21, 1942-Etty Hillesum

Etty reiterates throughout her diary the utter necessity of turning inward. She calls the inner world the “current of life” beneath the surface. This practice no doubt helped give her strength for the days ahead.

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