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St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

The Latin Church observes the liturgical memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, known in history and professionally as Edith Stein. A woman of great import for us today. Stein was born a Jew and was killed at Auschwitz because she was a Jew. She was a brilliant philosopher, studying phenomenology with Husserl. One of her […]

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (in history she is known as Edith Stein). The Church honors her with the title of  Virgin and Martyr due to her vocation as a nun and one killed for belief in Christian faith. Stein was born on October 12, 1891, in Breslau, Poland. Her family was Jewish. By 1922, […]

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“Tell my Sisters, I am en route to the East.” These last recorded words of Saint Teresa Benedicta on 6 August 1942. One of Edith Stein’s former students recognized her at the train station in Schifferstadt, as she stood at the window of a locked compartment. The Discalced Carmelite Father General shared these words with the […]

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

The Church’s sacred Liturgy recalls for us an important 20th century woman, scholar and convert, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She is known in history as Edith Stein who became a professed member of the Discalced Carmelite Order. Stein made a significant impact on many people because of her extraordinary witness to Jesus Christ […]

Monasteries are true and proper oases for humanity, Benedict XVI reminds us

In Wednesday’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict told the listeners of the Wednesday General Audience that the monastic life is an essential value for humanity and for the Church, today. The Pope’s emphasis on beauty and silence helps us to appreciate and to listen God’s promptings of the desires of the heart is important. […]

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

God of our Fathers, who brought the Martyr Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross to know Your crucified Son and to imitate him even until death, grant, through her intercession, that the whole human race may acknowledge Christ as its Savior and through him come to behold You for eternity.    “God Himself teaches us to go forward with our […]