Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda, Dr. Dianne Traflet
The life of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, more widely known as Edith Stein, exemplifies the perfection to which all women are called. She was a professor, intellectual, philosopher, convert from Judaism, contemplative nun, and martyr. Her deepest desire was to know and live the fullness of truth in her life.
This search began with her Jewish heritage and ultimately brought her into the Roman Catholic church, where she is now honored as a Saint of our times.
What does she have to say to women of the third millennium about their role in the world today? How does she model for us the truest aspects of authentic femininity? How does she inspire us to seek holiness of life and integrity of spirit?