Rome Newsroom, Jan 19, 2022 / 12:00 pm
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Edith Stein’s baptism in the Catholic Church.
The city where the philosopher turned saint was born has launched a Year of Edith Stein to celebrate the life and legacy of the woman who was martyred at Auschwitz.
Stein was born in 1891 into a Jewish family in what is now Wrocław, southwestern Poland. The city was then known as Breslau and located in the German Empire.
After declaring herself to be an atheist at the age of 20, she went on to earn a doctorate in philosophy.