The Conversion of Edith Stein

The Conversion of Edith Stein

by Florent Gaboriau
     
 

One Fateful Day Edith Stein took from a friend's bookshelf the autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila. In it she found the simple truth about human existence. Shortly afterward, she became a Catholic, but her desire to become a Carmelite like Teresa was delayed for some time. Eventually she entered the convent in Cologne. Because the Nazi persecution of Jews,… See more details below

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One Fateful Day Edith Stein took from a friend's bookshelf the autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila. In it she found the simple truth about human existence. Shortly afterward, she became a Catholic, but her desire to become a Carmelite like Teresa was delayed for some time. Eventually she entered the convent in Cologne. Because the Nazi persecution of Jews, converted or not, endangered others in her convent, she asked to be moved to a convent in the Netherlands. The German armies of occupation soon followed. It was from the Carmelite convent at Echt that she was taken in 1942, shipped to Auschwitz and executed

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587311253
Publisher:
St. Augustine's Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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