Hailing St. Edith Stein on 70th anniversary

2012-08-09 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) On August 9th, the Church celebrates the life and virtue of Saint Teresia Benedicta of the Cross who died at the Auschwitz concentration camp on this day in 1942. Born to Jewish parents in 1891, Edith Stein entered the Carmelite convent in Cologne, Germany, taking the name Sr. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross. Blessed Pope John Paul II proclaimed the German Catholic nun and philosopher a saint on October 11, 1998. Together with Saint Brigit of Sweden and Saint Catherine of Siena, she is Patron saint of Europe. (click for more)



25 Years Ago Today, Edith Stein Beatified

 | May 1, 2012

“We bow down before the testimony of the life and death of Edith Stein, an outstanding daughter of Israel and at the same time a daughter of the Carmelite Order, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a personality who united within her rich life a dramatic synthesis of our century. It was the synthesis of a history full of deep wounds that are still hurting … and also the synthesis of the full truth about man. All this came together in a single heart that remained restless and unfulfilled until it finally found rest in God.” These were the words of Pope John Paul II when he beatified Edith Stein in Cologne on 1 May 1987. (click for more)