Saint Edith Stein is also known as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
She was born on October 12, 1891 in Breslau, Germany and was Jewish from birth.
In 1922, Saint Edith Stein converted to Christianity and entered the Discalced Carmelite Order of nuns in 1934.
Excerpt from Saint Edith Stein’s Pentecost Novena
Who are you, sweet light, that fills me And illumines the darkness of my heart? You lead me like a mother's hand, And should you let go of me, I would not know how to take another step. You are the space That embraces my being and buries it in yourself. Away from you it sinks into the abyss Of nothingness, from which you raised it to the light. You, nearer to me than I to myself And more interior than my most interior And still impalpable and intangible And beyond any name: Holy Spirit eternal love!
Saint Edith Stein Remembered
Saint Edith Stein is remembered today by the many Catholics who wear the Saint Edith Stein medal or the Saint Edith Stein necklace.They recite her Pentecost Novena and pray for the same love and devotion in Jesus Christ that Saint Edith showed, even to her death in the gas chamber.