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August 09, 2013
The Feast of St. Edith Stein
Today is the feast of Edith Stein -- St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross. A summary of her life is available here
. She was a remarkable woman -- a philosopher and student of Edmund Husserl who served as a nurse during the Great War. Although she no longer practiced the Jewish faith in which she was raised, she converted to Catholicism in 1921 after reading a biography of St. Theresa of Avila. She eventually became a Carmelite nun and died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz in 1942. As someone who thirsted for the truth, who pursued her scholarship as a service to the Lord, whose life and death makes vivid the price of discipleship, Edith Stein should be an inspiration to all the participants and readers at MOJ.
Posted by John Breen on August 9, 2013 at 02:38 PM | Permalink
Thanks for the post about this remarkable person. There's an excellent biography of St. Edith Stein by sister Carmelite Waltraud Herbstrith, and the Modern Spiritual Masters Series provides a good intro to the saint's philosophical and religious writings.
Posted by: Bill Collier | Aug 9, 2013 4:25:37 PM
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