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12 X 1891 Born in Breslau

12 X 1891 Entered Viktoria School in Breslau 

1908-1911 Attended the Oberlyceum of Viktoria School 

1911 Abitur (Comprehensive final exam) in Breslau, with distinction 

1911-1913 Studies at University in Breslau: German Studies, History, Psychology, Philosophy

1913-1915  Studies at University in Göttingen : Philosophy, German Studies, History

1915 State Examination in Göttingen, with distinction 

1915 Volunteer nursing service with German Red Cross at a Military Hospital in Mährisch- Weißkirchen 

1916  Substitute teaching in Breslau 

1916 PH D examination in Freiburg, summa cum laude 

1916-1918 Assistant to Prof. Edmund Husserl in Freiburg

1917 On the Problem of Emphaty, Doctoral Dissertation, Halle, 1917; various scholarly writings, unsuccessful attempts to get a university appointment

1921 Chance reading of the Life of St. Teresa of Avila at the home of her friend, Hedwig Conrad- Martius in Bergzabern; Decision to become a Roman Catholic 

I I 1922 Baptism and first communion in the parish church St. Martin in Bergzabern

II II 1922 Confirmation in the private chapel of the Bishop of Speyer 

1923-1931 Teacher at a girls’ high school and teachers’ training institute of the Dominican nuns of St. Magdalena, Speyer; translations and other writings

Lectures at educational workshops and congresses in Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Basel, Paris, Münster, Bendorf

1932-1933 Lecturer at the German Institute of Scientific Pedagogy

IV 1933 Dismissal from position as lecturer at the Institute by government decree under Nazi regime

14 X 1933 Entry into Carmelite monastery of Cologne 

15 IV 1934 Clothing ceremony as Sr. Teresia Benedicta a Cruce 

21 IV 1935 Temporal vows; profession for three years 

21 IV 1938 Final vows 

1   VI 1938 Ceremony of the veil 

31 XII 1938 Transfer to Carmelite monastery in Echt, Netherlands 

1934-1942 Work on her most important books, Finite and Eternal Being, and Science of the Cross, as well as many smaller writing projects 

26 VII 1942 Pastoral letter condemning deportation of Jews was read from all pulpits in Dutch Catholic churches 

2 VIII 1942 Reprisal: Arrest of all Catholics of Jewish descent, 300 in number, including Edith and Rosa Stein. Transfer to transit camp Amersfoort, then camp Westerbork.

7 VIII 1942 Deportation from Westerbork toward the East 

9 VIII 1942 Arrival in Auschwitz; gassing in Birkenau

4 I 1962 Opening of the process for the beatification of Edith Stein by Josef Cardinal Frings, Archbishop of Cologne

9 VIII 1972 Conclusion of the complete diocesan process by Cardinal Höffner at a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Edith Stein’s death in the Cologne Carmel; subsequent transmittal of all documents to Rome 

1 V 1987 Beatification of Edith Stein by His Holiness Pope John Paul II in Cologne, Germany 

8 IV 1997 Vatican announced that the pope had officially recognized the miraculous cure of Teresia Benedicta McCarthy, the final step required for canonization of Edith Stein

11 X 1998 Announced date for the canonization of Edith Stein by Pope John Paul II in Rome

1 X 1999 Announcement of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross as the Co-Patroness of Europe

15 II 2003 Publication of Edith Stein’s letter to Pope Pius XI from April 1933