Today is the feast of St. Edith Stein. Pope John Paul not only canonized her but proclaimed her a co-patroness of Europe. Born Jewish, she became an atheist and eventually converted to the Catholic Church, became a Carmelite, and was murdered by the Nazis in a concentration camp.
Here is a saint who experienced in her own life and death the depths to which Europe had sunk. She is a great patron to pray too that Europe may rediscover its Christian roots.