The Life and Texts of Edith Stein







Edith Stein was born to a Jewish family in Breslau on October 12, 1891; however she became an atheist in 1906; she converted to Catholicism in 1922. Thus she was a convert, a brilliant phenomenologist, and an important commentator on the place of women in Germany in the 1930s. When Nazism gripped the nation and she could no longer work or promote the faith, she entered the Carmelite monastery in Cologne where she continued to write her philosophical treatises. She eventually fled to the Carmelite monastery in Echt, Holland; however the Nazis ultimately picked her up and took her to Auschwitz where she died for her faith on August 9, 1942.  Her feast day is August 9.

  1. Text of Stein's 1933 letter to Pope Pius XI
  2. Reference Lists and Bibliographies
  3. Biographies
  4. Articles Concerning Jewish Christian Relations
  5. Other Related Texts
  6. Other interesting items
    • Carmelite publications
    • Edith Stein devotional articles

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    The owner is a Secular Carmelite and specializes in Carmelite items. Since the Austin Secular Carmelite community took Edith Stein as their patron, Emmaus makes an even greater effort to have things on her and even recently had a medal created to honor her.
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