Edith Stein, Patron Saint of Europe

In 1987, she was beatified in Cologne Cathedral by Pope John Paul II and canonized by him on October 11, 1998.

On that day, the Holy Father said: “Out of the unspeakable human suffering caused by the Nazis in western Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, there blossomed the beautiful life of dedication, consecration, prayer, fasting, and penance of Saint Teresa. Even though her life was snuffed out by the evil of genocide, her memory stands as a light undimmed in the midst of evil, darkness, and suffering.”

Source: ICN

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