Sunday, August 09, 2009

Feast Day of St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein)


"On October 11, 1998, Pope John Paul II canonized St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, a Discalced Carmelite nun known in the world as Dr. Edith Stein. Edith Stein was born to a German Jewish family on October 12, 1891, the Day of Atonement on the Hebrew calendar. She grew up to become a brilliant philosopher and university professor, as well as a feminist. Her purely secular lifestyle eventually brought her to a state of melancholy. She began to search for a deeper meaning of life."

Read more about St. Teresa here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where did you get this lovely icon of St. Edith Stein?? Is it a prayer card? Where can I get a copy? Thanks !! Loretta, OCDS

Alexandra said...

I grabbed this one from the link in this post. Thanks for your comment. :)