By Mary Lea Hill FSP
Transforming pain into sainthood, Edith Stein lived within the complexities of recent political events with the simplicity of 1 who's convinced in God's final reliability. A Jewish convert to the Catholic religion, Edith turned a Carmelite nun. yet with the increase of the Nazis, Edith used to be deported to the Auschwitz focus camp because of her Jewish historical past. This tale of prejudice unearths that God's loving presence brings braveness, energy, and peace.
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Sister Benedicta caressed the child’s hair and soon felt the little girl relax, her head nodding. She knew the little one was dozing, even if fitfully. “Oh, Jesus,” she whispered, “please protect these young ones... ” Half dozing herself now, Sister Benedicta felt her mother’s arms around her, hearing her loving words. In her mind, it was that frightening day years ago in 1893 when her father had died. Mama Stein was gently rocking her youngest daughter. “Don’t cry, my darling. Papa has gone to heaven, but he will continue to watch over his little girl.
She was short and petite. Her large, dark brown eyes were soft and deep. She could be serious one minute and laughing contagiously the next. ” Mama ventured to ask. ” “If you’d like a suggestion from me, I think you should go back to school, Edith. Else told me how good you were with the children. ” Suddenly, a light crept over Edith’s face. She perked up. “Mama! I think you’re right! I’ll need a little tutoring to catch up to the others. Some math and some Latin should do it. Then I can take the examination and...
Soon after this she attended Mass for the first time and presented herself to the priest for baptism. The astonished priest said she would first need to attend some classes on the Catholic faith. ” He did and was astounded by her knowledge and understanding. Edith was baptized and received first Holy Communion at Saint Martin’s Parish in Bergzabern on New Year’s Day, 1922. In the midst of her joy, however, she realized the sorrow her baptism would cause her mother. It would be heartless and cowardly to announce her conversion simply through a letter.
Saint Edith Stein by Mary Lea Hill FSP