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Saint Edith Stein, A Spiritual Portrait


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By Diane Marie Traflet

Her words echo to us in the twenty-first century: "Today, I stood with you beneath the cross."

About this Book:

St. Edith Stein's relationship with God made possible her greatest achievements-her ability to stun crowded lecture halls with her academic prowess to remaining a source of hope within the confines of a Nazi concentration camp. Born into a Jewish family, at an early age Stein chose to become an atheist. Going on to achieve scholarly success in the field of philosophy, she battles a harassing spiritual void, finding peace once she embraced the Catholic faith.

In this latest portrait of Edith Stein, she continues to carry divine life to the current generation, inviting readers to know and emulate her saving grace: her spirituality. Author Dianne Traflet explores its three pillars: the Eucharist, which enabled her to receive and extend God's love; the Blessed Mother, who taught her to obey the call to serve; and the cross, which gave her the courage to live Christ's example, suffering to save other, even to the point of death. The result is a biography that is both an inspiration and a spiritual journey.

Features & Benefits:

Includes a section of photos
Extensively researched
Delves into the spirituality of Edith Stein and how this spirituality can help people in today's culture
About the Author:

Dianne Marie Traflet, J.D., S.T.D., is Associate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University, New Jersey. The founder and co-director of the Seminary's Institute for Christian Spirituality, Dr. Traflet received her J.D. from Seton Hall and her M.A. in Catholic Theology from St. John's University, New York. She then earned a licentiate and a doctorate in Sacred Theology at St. Thomas Aquinas University (the Angelicum), Rome, focusing on the life and work of St. Edith Stein.

Paperback 2008