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Dianne Marie Traflet

“St.  Edith Stein’s relationship with God made possible her greatest achievements – from her ability to stun crowded lecture halls with her academic prowess to remaining a source of hope within the confines of a Nazi concentration camp. Born into a Jewish family, at an early age Stein chose to become an atheist. Going on to achieve scholarly success in the field of philosophy, she battled a harassing spiritual void, finding peace once she embraced the Catholic faith.

“In this latest portrait of Edith Stein, she continues to carry divine life to the current generation, inviting readers to know and emulate her saving grace: her spirituality. Author Dianne Traflet explores its three pillars: the Eucharist, which enabled her to receive and extend God’s love; the Blessed Mother, who taught her to obey the call to serve; and the cross, whjichj gave her the courage to live Christ’s example, suffering to save others – even to the point of death. He result is a biography that is both an inspiration and a spiritual journey.” [From the cover]

“Dianne Marie Traflet, JD, STD, is Assoicate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University, NJ. The founder and co-director of the Seminary’s Institute for Christian Spirituality, Dr. Traflet earned a licentiate and a doctorate in Sacred Theology at St. Thomas Aquinas University, Rome, Focusing on the life and work of St. Edith Stein.”


Introduction: The Challenge of Beginnings
Chapter 1: Carrying Divine Life into the World
Chapter 2: Searching for the Truth: Edith Stein’s Spiritual Quest
Chapter 3: Loving with His Love: The Importance of the Eucharist
Chapter 4: Carrying Divine Life: The Example of Mary
Chapter 5: Carrying the Cross into a World in Flames
Epilogue: Edith Stein’s Message for Today

Pauline Books and Media, ©2008, Soft cover, 208 pages