Edith Stein

Edith Stein (in religion Sister Thérèse-Bénédicte de la Croix), born October 12, 1891 in Breslau, in the German Empire, deported on August 2, 1942, interned in the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz, where she was put to death on August 9, 1942, is a German philosopher and theologian of Jewish origin who became a Carmelite nun. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 11, 1998. “Crucified Philosopher”, made co-patron saint of Europe by Pope John Paul II on October 1, 1999, at the opening of the Synod of Bishops on Europe, at the same time as Brigitte of Sweden and Catherine of Siena.