Known also by her religious name, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Saint Edith Stein was a brilliant scholor, professor, speaker, and Red Cross nurse. Originally a devout Jew, Edith Stein became an atheist, then a Catholic, and ultimately, a Carmelite nun. She promoted the immense value of women's involvement in education, society and the Church. In 1942, during the Second World War, Edith Stein was killed at Auschwitz.
Feast Day: August 9
Patronage: Atheists, Europe, Judaism, Loss Of Parents, Nurses, Women