Resistance is a Gospel Virtue

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As a teenager, Edith Stein resisted gender exclusion and pursued university studies. She resisted her mother’s bitterness and converted to Catholicism. She resisted the Nazis as a prominent professor of philosophy. As a Jew in mortal danger, she resisted advice to flee her native Germany.

edithSteinAs a teenager, Edith Stein resisted gender exclusion and pursued university studies. She resisted her mother’s bitterness and converted to Catholicism. She resisted the Nazis as a prominent professor of philosophy. As a Jew in mortal danger, she resisted advice to flee her native Germany. She resisted academic celebrity and embraced the interior life of a Carmelite nun. Today is Edith Stein’s feast day. We remember her by the religious name, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. To share her story, we feature the 1995, 2-hour biopic, “Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber.” In Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles, the director’s style reflectively considers this model of Catholic Christian resistance to human oppression. As persons of faith, may we discern our calling to Gospel resistance. This DVD includes an autobiographical study guide.  Order this title or search our database with the word: saints @ click here. Please call Diane Gallagher or Dan Hardester @ 407-246-4897 (or 4895) for assistance in using audiovisual media in faith formation for all age groups.
(Dan Hardester serves as Secretary of the Evangelization Secretariat and Director of the Media Resource Center.)