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Edith Stein

Edith Stein c. 1920
Born (1891-10-12)12 October 1891
Breslau (Silesia), Germany
(now Wrocław, Poland)
Died 9 August 1942(1942-08-09) (aged 50)
Auschwitz concentration camp, General Government (Nazi-occupied Poland)
Nationality German
Alma mater Schlesische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität
University of Freiburg
University of Göttingen
Notable work

Finite and Eternal Being
Philosophy of Psychology and the Humanities
The Science of the Cross

Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Phenomenology
Institutions University of Freiburg
Main interests
Metaphysics, philosophy of mind and epistemology
Notable ideas
Spirituality of the Christian woman

As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor's soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love.
Edith Stein
The nation... doesn't simply need what we have. It needs what we are.
In order to be an image of God, the spirit must turn to what is eternal, hold it in spirit, keep it in memory, and by loving it, embrace it in the will.
Edith Stein
One could say that in case of need, every normal and healthy woman is able to hold a position. And there is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.
Edith Stein
The limitless loving devotion to God, and the gift God makes of Himself to you, are the highest elevation of which the heart is capable; it is the highest degree of prayer. The souls that have reached this point are truly the heart of the Church.
Edith Stein
Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.
Edith Stein
My longing for truth was a single prayer.
On the question of relating to our fellowman – our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.
Edith Stein
Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church; by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul 'prays in us with unspeakable groanings'.
Edith Stein
If anyone comes to me, I want to lead them to Him.