Aug 09

Saint Edith Stein (Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)

August 9th XX century

Edith (Femenino)
Secular name
Edith Stein
October 12th 1891 en Breslaw, in current Germany
August 9th 1942 in Auschwitz, in current Poland
August 9th
de la Orden del Carmelo
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the cross (Edith) Stein, Lady of the order of the Discalced Carmelites and martyr, who, born and educated in the Jewish religion, after having taught philosophy for several years among great difficulties, received by baptism the new life in Christ and developed it under the veil of religious, until in time of a hostile regime to the dignity of man and the faith She was banished and jailed, dying in the gas Chamber of the concentration camp of Oswiecim/Auschwitz, near Krakow in Poland. Roman martyrology