St. Edith Stein - Edith Stein wanted to obtain a professorship, a goal that was impossible for a woman at the time. Husserl wrote the following reference: "Should academic careers be opened up to ladies, then I can recommend her whole-heartedly and as my first choice for admission to a professorship." Later, she was refused a professorship on account of her Jewishness.
The hand of Divine Providence in the life of St. Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). There are three distinct events in the life of Edith Stein that she marks as special moments of grace which stirred her soul and left her a changed person, which ultimately led her to willingly offer her life to God as a martyr.