This booklet acquaints the reader with major Vatican pronouncements made at the time of Edith Stein's canonization late in 1998, as well as the pope's homily at the Eucharist of her beatification on May 1, 1987.
You can read how the niece of Saint Edith interprets (Jewish) family sentiment about the canonization, and learn the official position of the United States' bishops clearly outlined by their representative for Catholic-Jewish relations.
The editor has devised a useful select bibliography to assist further reading. He is the most recent recipient of the Edith Stein Award of the Edith Stein Guild, given to acknowledge his efforts "in fostering better understanding between Christians and Jews, specifically by bringing Edith Stein's writings to the English-speaking world."
"For readers who want to know biographical facts about Edith Stein, her family, her relationship with each of her family members, her entrance into Carmel, and her execution with her sister Rosa in Auschwitz, this book is for you...This is a fine, hard-to-lay-aside, very readable book."
- André Marthaler, OSB