Today… Edith Stein, Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Today is the Catholic Feast Day of Edith Stein, a Jewish woman and atheist, who eventually turned to Christ, in awe of what he had accomplished through his suffering on the cross. She died in Auschwitz in 1942. Her life story is quite compelling, and Magnificat published today an article from the Vatican News Services in 1998:

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by Robert Cheeks in
The Imaginative Conservative
16 November ’14

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