My sister, who was baptized in Cologne at Christmas 1936, has been here since the 1st of July 1939, and is well established as an extern and outside sacristan, so that she will be sorely missed; she is also a Tertiary of our Order (Sister Rosa Maria of Jesus).
Saint Edith Stein
Letter 331 to Hilde Vérène Borsinger (excerpt)
31 December 1941
N.B. This excerpt is from a letter that was written just at the moment when efforts were being made to expedite Edith’s transfer to another monastery outside the Netherlands. In writing to ask for a favor from Mme. Borsinger in Switzerland, Edith was hoping for some means to obtain entry permits and visas for herself and her older sister Rosa Stein, who inevitably would perish on arrival at Auschwitz the same day as Edith, 9 August 1942.
Stein, E. 1993, Self-Portrait in Letters, 1916-1942, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Discalced Carmelite, translated from the German by Koeppel, J, ICS Publications, Washington DC.