St. Edith Stein, Roman Catholic Nun. Teresa was arrested, and was sent to the concentration camp Teresa died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Feastday Aug. 9

PHOTO -- Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Edith Stein nun, Discalced Carmelite, martyr

“Today, we bow to the memory of Edith Stein, proclaiming the indomitable witness she bore during her life and especially by her death.” - St John Paul II’s Homily on the Canonisation of St Edith Stein

“Today, we bow to the memory of Edith Stein, proclaiming the indomitable witness she bore during her life and especially by her death.” - St John Paul II’s Homily on the Canonisation of St Edith Stein

St. Edith Stein -  Edith Stein wanted to obtain a professorship, a goal that was impossible for a woman at the time. Husserl wrote the following reference: "Should academic careers be opened up to ladies, then I can recommend her whole-heartedly and as my first choice for admission to a professorship." Later, she was refused a professorship on account of her Jewishness.

Learn from Saint Thérèse to depend on God alone and serve Him with a wholly pure and detached heart. Then, like her, you will be able to say ‘I do not regret that I have given myself up to Love’. -- Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Novena – Day 1, Sat. Aug. 1, 1942 : Association of Hebrew Catholics. Novena to St Edith Stein: Pray for us!

Novena of St Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

Happy Saints: St. Edith Stein

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Embracing the Cross: The Life and Martyrdom of Edith Stein - St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross

From Atheist Jewish Philosopher to Carmelite Nun and Saint: The Remarkable Life of Edith Stein

Embracing the Cross: The Life and Martyrdom of Edith Stein - St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross

St. Edith Stein, Jewish Christian nun, perished in Auschwitz. I read the letter she wrote to the pope - asking him NOT to ignore the evils in Germany, to take a stand, to speak out.....she never heard back from him. Her story is truly amazing

"The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. Benedicta of the Cross --- (Edith Stein)

St. Edith Stein

Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, OCD, Edith Stein, was a German Jewish philosopher who converted to the Roman Catholic Church and became a Discalced Carmelite nun. loss of parents; World Youth Day.

"Their lives might seem to have been a defeat, but it is precisely in their martyrdom that the brightness of Love which dispels the gloom of selfishness and hatred shines forth." Pope Benedict XVI on St Edith Stein and St Maximilian Mary Kolbe (General Audience,13 August 2008) // Photo: Saint Maximilian Kolbe

"Their lives might seem to have been a defeat, but it is precisely in their martyrdom that the brightness of Love which dispels the gloom of selfishness and hatred shines forth." Pope Benedict XVI on St Edith Stein and St Maximilian Mary Kolbe (General Audience,13 August 2008) // Photo: Saint Maximilian Kolbe

"Those who pray never lose hope, even when they find themselves in a difficult and even humanly hopeless plight. Sacred Scripture teaches us this and Church history bears witness to this." Pope Benedict XVI on St Edith Stein and St Maximilian Mary Kolbe (General Audience,13 August 2008) // Photo: Saint Maximilia Kolbe

"Those who pray never lose hope, even when they find themselves in a difficult and even humanly hopeless plight. Sacred Scripture teaches us this and Church history bears witness to this." Pope Benedict XVI on St Edith Stein and St Maximilian Mary Kolbe (General Audience,13 August 2008) // Photo: Saint Maximilia Kolbe

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