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St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) offered suffering at Auschwitz to God

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) (Aug. 9)

Patron of Europe, loss of parents, martyrs and World Youth Day

On Aug. 9, the Catholic Church remembers St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, also known as St. Edith Stein. St. Teresa converted from Judaism to Catholicism in the course of her work as a philosopher, and later entered the Carmelite Order. She died in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in 1942. Edith Stein was…