Edith Stein: a life spent in love

Edith Stein: a life spent in love Flowers sit on the railway tracks at the former Nazi death camp in Auschwitz, Poland, Jan 27, the 66th anniversary of the camp's liberation. Hundreds of thousands of Jews and people of other faiths, including Catholics St. Edith Stein and St. Maximilian Kolbe, were killed at Auschwitz. (CNS photo/Kacper Pempel, Reuters) (Jan. 27, 2011)

Cardinal Michael Czerny SJ In the 1970s, as a graduate student at the University of Chicago, I came to know and appreciate the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl. He was born in Moravia, like I was, and with a similar Jewish background. Through Husserl, I encountered Edith Stein (1891-1942). As his student, she wrote her thesis…

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