Year of Youth 2018

Seventieth Anniversary Since Death of Martyr, Edith Stein

Last edited 9th August 2012

August 9th marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Edith Stein. She was a German nun that was killed in the gas chambers of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942. Originally born into a Jewish family, she was an Atheist as a teenager, and later baptized in 1922 at the age of thirty. She was then received into the Discalced Carmelite Order as a postulant in 1934.

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Siuyin Ho
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Siuyin Ho wrote at 4:14pm on August 10th 2012
August the 9th is her anniversary! That's timely cos August 9 is also the United Nations Day for the Recognition of Indigenous Peoples. This is a good synchronisiation, acknowledging her Jewish heritage with such a day of recognition. I found out too that she read the Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila in one night and then her heart was transformed!