Saint of the day

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Date 09 August

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), Carmelite, Virgin and Martyr, Patron of Europe

 St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross, Redemptoris Mater, Vaticano

This brilliant German-Jewish philosopher became a Carmelite nun who embraced the “knowledge of the Cross.” A co-patron of Europe whose feast is celebrated on August 9, she offered her life and her martyrdom at Auschwitz for the sake of the suffering Jewish people and for the peace of the world.  

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St. Roman, Martyr on the via Tiburtina