Discalced Carmelite Nuns

St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross

Feast Day: August 9th

Born into a Jewish family and converted from atheism, the German philosopher Edith Stein received the name Teresia Benedicta of the Cross in Carmel. She was martyred with her sister in the gas chamber at Auschwitz. The last words she spoke upon her arrest by the Gestapo were “Come Rosa, we go for our people.”

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