Posts Tagged ‘Edith Stein’

Vatican cardinal honours Jewish Catholic saint at Auschwitz

Thursday, August 11th, 2022
Martyred at Auschwitz

Eighty years after Edith Stein’s death at Auschwitz, a Vatican cardinal has said Mass in her honour near the former death camp. Raised as a Jew, Stein was an atheist philosopher who converted to Catholicism in 1921 when she was 30. She became a Discalced Carmelite nun in 1938 and took the name Sr Teresa Read more

Edith Stein and the way to our hearts’ peripheries

Monday, August 14th, 2017

In 1922, Edith Stein read the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila through the night. The spiritual account rocked her world, and led her to the peripheries of her own heart. And there, in the avoidance of religious truth and its call to love and mercy, Edith found peace and consolation — a peace that Read more