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‘This Is the Truth’ — Edith Stein Saw Human Dignity in the Light of the Cross

Left: The so-called “passport” photo taken in the doorway of the Cologne Carmel around 1938. Center: Edith Stein as a student in Breslau around 1913. Right: Edith Stein holding her niece; date unknown.

Through Christ’s love on the cross, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross perceived the heights of human dignity and the depth of offenses against it, from Auschwitz to abortion.