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Wednesday, 27 July 2022 10:53

Memorial of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

9 August Memorial (Feast in the provinces of Europe: Patron of Europe)

Sister Teresa Benedict of the Cross died in the gas chamber the same day that she arrived at the camp at Auschwitz, Sunday 9th August 1942, and her body was burned in one of the crematoria there. She was beatified on 1 May 1987 and canonized on 11 October 1998 by Pope John Paul II. On 2 October 1999 the same Pope proclaimed her co-patron of Europe.

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