Saint Edith Stein
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
1891 - 1942
Feast Day: August 9
Patronage: Europeans, students, professors, philosophers, against death of parents, for conversion to the fullness of the faith, for courage in living out the faith.
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Edith Stein was a German Roman Catholic philosopher and nun. Born into a devout German Jewish family, Edith Stein was baptized a Roman Catholic on January 1, 1922. In 1934 she entered the Carmelite Convent, where she took the name of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. In 1942 she was caught by the Gestapo, arrested wearing her habit and killed within weeks in the gas chambers at Auschwitz.