The three editors/translators are close to the Stein family as well as to her Carmelite family, which she entered in 1933. Susanne Batzdorff is Edith Stein’s niece and knew her personally. Josephine Koeppel (+) and John Sullivan are both Discalced Carmelites who have dedicated themselves to promoting Edith Stein’s life and work and interviewed several Carmelite religious who lived with Stein (Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross).
Complementing their notes and comments that deepen our knowledge of the famous phenomenologist and Carmelite is an insightful Foreword contributed by Sister Amata Neyer, OCD, who knew Sr. Posselt personally. She has served as prioress of the Cologne Carmel and as archivist for the Edith Stein Archive.
About the Author
Teresia Renata Posselt, OCD was novice director and later prioress of the Cologne Carmel when Edith Stein was a member of the community. This first biography of the saint is Posselt’s firsthand, warm recollection of Edith Stein. This edition supplements the first with new information not available to the author.