About Edith Stein

                                                                                                                            About Edith Stein

Edith Stein, the patron of our conference, celebrated women’s unique gift to act as instruments of empathy in her writings and through her exemplary life.  She was one of the first women admitted to university in Germany, and was a brilliant student of philosophy.  As an advocate for women in the professional world, she herself worked as an teacher, a nurse, and a philosopher.  For a decade between when she converted to Catholicism and when she entered a Carmelite convent, she fought for the truth about the dignity of women through her writings and frequent lectures.  Her life in the solitude of the cloistered convent gave her the opportunity to exemplify her teachings on empathy.  She was martyred at Auschwitz in 1942.  We look to Edith Stein for inspiration as a model of turning one’s heart to God and as someone who lived her vocation with the genuine spirit of self-gift.  She was canonized as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross in October 1998.







                                                   Her Writings




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