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Living under the Mystery of the Cross

The Story of St. Edith Stein

By: Hallie Riedel

On August 2, 1942, the German S.S. stormed a Carmelite convent in Echt, Holland, and demanded that one of its nuns, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, be handed over immediately, along with her sister Rosa.

The convent was thrown into confusion: The prioress begged for more time, sisters threw together some belongings for the two women, and alarmed...

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