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Saint Edith Stein

Posted on July 25, 2017

Song: Edie When I tell people the story of Saint Edith Stein, they look confused and say, “Stein doesn’t sound like a Catholic name.” Well, that is partly true. Who Was Edith? Edith Stein was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) in 1891. It was the Hebrew holy day of Yom Kippur, which delighted Edith’s devoutly Jewish mother. Edith was the youngest of 11 children in the family. Her father ran a lumber company, but when Edith was a toddler, he died suddenly. Edith’s mother prayed regularly at the synagogue, often with children in tow. Edith, however, struggled with her own faith and, when she turned 15, stopped believing in God. Edith entered the University of Breslau at age 19 and studied…