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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