Carmelite sister, Saint Edith Stein, was a born into an practicing Jewish family. However, by her mid teens, she became an atheist. On January 1, 1922, Edith Stein was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. She became a Carmelite Nun.
Sr Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Edith Stein was arrested in 1942 and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp where she died in a gas chamber.
On May 1, 1987, Edith was beatified as a martyr by Pope John Paul II and then canonized on October 11, 1998.
Welcome back after the summer hols. Hope you had great rest and feel re-energized again.
Some resources to help introduce the year to students:
Ephesians 5 “Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.”
Look at the Jim Carey Film “Yes Man” Clip here below or read from section of the original book “Yes Man” by Danny Wallace. This will give rise to a very positive approach to the new year. Carpe Diem …Sieze the Day !!