A Martyr--but Whose?

Edith Stein died at Auschwitz. Pope John Paul II has made her a saint. But did she perish as a Jew?

Last week Benedicta McCarthy went to Rome to see her saint made. Back when she was two, the Brockton, Mass., child swallowed an overdose of Tylenol and suffered seizures. Doctors predicted death. But her family prayed to her eponym, a martyred Carmelite nun named Teresa Benedicta of the Cross; and a week later little Benedicta toddled out of the hospital, carrying a balloon and pushing the elevator button herself. Now 14, she is on her school swim team. The Roman Catholic Church saw her recovery as a miracle, and last Sunday, Teresa Benedicta (1891-1942) was scheduled to be canonized.

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