Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta) was a Jewish philosopher in Germany who became a Carmelite nun in 1934, but was murdered at Auschwitz. “Secretum meum mihi,” (It’s Latin for “my secret is mine.”) was her cryptic response when her best friend asked why she became a Catholic in 1922. She is our patroness at MY SECRET IS MINE.
Don’t you have a secret too? At work, you never mention faith for fear of being misunderstood. At church, you never mention your work because no one asks. Friends and family have a rightful place in our hearts, but we struggle to meet their needs. The daily pace never slows. Even though it has been a century since Edith converted, women of faith still struggle to be taken seriously.
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