St. Edith Stein as Modern Witness

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Thank you for enrolling in our five-week course on St. Edith Stein.

St. Edith Stein as Modern Witness follows the footsteps of a modern saint, from childhood to conversion to contemplative to martyr for Christ against the Nazi persecution, calling each of us to give a fearless witness for the Truth today.  

Course Time and Dates: 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST; 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

Syllabus: For the full list of reading assignments, please see the Course Syllabus.

Course Books: For this course we recommend all students obtain a copy of the course books. We will be using:

  • Edith Stein: The Life of a Philosopher and Carmelite, Teresia Renata Posselt, O.C.D., ed. Susanne Batzdorff, Josephine Koeppel, and John Sullivan. Available at Amazon or at ICS Publications. This biography is written by Stein’s own Novice Director, then Mother Prioress of the Cologne Carmel when Stein lived there.
  • Suggested secondary text: Edith Stein: Her Life in Photos and Documents, Maria Amata Neyer, O.C.D., trans. Waltraut Stein, Ph.D. Available at Amazon or ICS Publications.

Attend Live Session: Each Live session will automatically stream from this webpage, but be sure to login at least 5 minutes prior. The Live stream will not require Zoom or any needed login credentials other than logging into your TCT Courses account. We recommend a strong internet connection and making sure your volume is on, if for any reason you have trouble contact Hannah Russo at [email protected].

Recorded Sessions: All sessions will be recorded and will be made available to all enrolled students on the Saturday following each Live session, to access simply scroll down and select the desired session. As with all TCT Courses your online access to this course never expires.

Elizabeth A. Mitchell, S.C.D


Elizabeth A. Mitchell, S.C.D. is the author of Artist and Image: Artistic Creativity and Personal Formation in the Thought of Edith Stein.

Mitchell received her doctorate in Institutional Social Communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, where she worked as a translator for the Holy See Press Office and L’Osservatore Romano.  She is an adviser to the St. Gianna and Pietro Molla International Center for Family and Life and a regular contributor to The Catholic Thing.