A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Brandon at Siris reminds us that today is the feast of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, of the Discalced Carmelites, martyred by the Nazis for the crime of being Jewish. She and her sister were rounded up along with other Dutch Jewish Catholics in revenge for the Dutch bishops' public letter denouncing Naziism. St. Teresa (born Edith Stein) was one of the greatest German philosophers of her time. Her successor as Husserl's research assistant had been Martin Heidegger, who was a full bore Nazi and therefore much praised.

1 comment:

  1. Interestingly, I had an overwhelming urge to reread "Maus" this Saturday (I did). St. Teresa, pray for us.


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