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Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

If anyone comes to me, I want to lead them to Him.

    Facts about St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

  • She was born into a large Jewish family, and her birthname was 'Edith Stein'.
  • She became an atheist as a teenager and eventually received a doctorate of philosophy.
  • Edith converted to Catholicism and joined the Carmelites after reading the writings of St. Teresa of Avila. Years later, she was martyred by the Nazis.