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This is a moving, artistic portrayal of the life of Jewish philosopher, Catholic convert and Carmelite martyr, Edith Stein, capturing the interior struggles of this extraordinary woman, as well as the great conflicts from her decision to convert to Catholicism. Deeply influenced by the writings of St. Teresa of Avila, she joined the Carmelites and took the name of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, and was put to death in Auschwitz in 1942, and canonized by John Paul II in 1998. This film shows how two worlds were united within her, the Jew and the Christian, in absolute coherence in her search for truth. She has become one of the most beautiful symbols in a horrifying period of history who sought to transform her sufferings under the Nazis into a journey through the "interior castle" as the way to mystical union with God. One phrase, "Love Conquers Fear" embodies her philosophy of life. Shot in a kind of a rich expressionist realism, it s backed by poignant chant music that makes every frame haunting and alive. Actress Maia Morgenstern (The Passion of the Christ) stars in a powerful performance as Stein. Includes a 16 page Collector's Booklet by Steven Greydanus and Carl Olson.
This DVD contains the following language tracks: Italian with English or Spanish subtitles
A challenging, often fascinating film, The Seventh Chamber is a gratifying tribute to a great saint. It shows that for Edith Stein it is only by knowing God that we know ourselves; only through Jesus that we know God; and only through the cross that we can know Jesus." ---Steven Greydanus, Film Critic, Decent Films and National Catholic Register
Edith Stein or St Benedicta means a great deal to me. The performances here are very strong and the production and look of the film are commendable. Read morePublished 28 days ago by S.K.
Love that movie. Sad but true. If you choose to watch it, it will strenthen your faith.Published 1 month ago by Sr. Katarzyna Andrychowska
Amazon knows, of course, because of my recent orders, that I am extremely interested in Edith Stein, otherwise known as St. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Trudie Barreras
was exactly what I wanted , very nice people to work with, very quickPublished 3 months ago by Lisa Dow
Edith a Beautiful soul lived during a very fearful time. Many were drawn toward her because of her Love and compassion for others. God's Faithful Sevant. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Keen Pierro
I watched this movie with great respect for this courageous woman, St. Edith Stein. Well written story, but if you don't know her back story, there is a booklet that tells it.Published 7 months ago by Marielena White