August 9th – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
(1891-1942)
Virgin/Martyr
August 9th

Teresa Benedicta of the Cross---Edith Stein

Edith Stein was born to a Jewish family at Breslau, Germany on October 12, 1891. Through her passionate study of philosophy she searched after truth and found it in reading the autobiography of St. Teresa of Jesus. In 1922 she was baptized a Catholic and in 1933 she entered the Carmel of Cologne where she took the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She was gassed and cremated at Auschwitz… Read More…

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One Response to August 9th – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

  1. Azixoye says:

    Hi,

    St Teresa Benedicta of The Cross was born on August 12, 1891. According to the Jewish Calendar that day was Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.

    Today as we remember St Teresa Benedicta of The Cross on August 9, 2011, this day falls on Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the Jewish Calendar.

    For it was on Tisha B.Av that both Holy Temples were destroyed on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Israel. The first one by the Babylonians and the second one by the Romans.

    This duel connection of dates to St Teresa Benedicta of The Cross is like being at one end of the universe and being at the opposite end of the universe at the same time. If that were possible.

    St Teresa Benedicta of The Cross once said, “To be a child of God, means to walk hand in hand with God, to do God’s will, to put all worries and all hopes in God’s hands. God is in us, and we in Him, that is our portion in the divine realm for which the Incarnation laid the foundation.”

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