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Frazzled trying to juggle the people and priorities God entrusted to you? So are we! 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 often feel inadequate 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.

The team behind MY SECRET IS MINE shares inspirational interviews with women with a range of experiences and challenges. Stories of real women throughout history who witnessed to the Messiah. Book reviews of novels (old and new) worth a second look. Bible studies that you will want to share with friends. Prayer concerns with a lot of context added. Career advice with a little prayer mixed in for inspiration. And the occasional meme of thought-provoking insights from the Bible and saints like our dear Edith.

Every era has its challenges. Ours is no different.

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We want your input – share your secrets with us! We are “beta-testing” this Substack – give us your thoughts this year as we re-post the older content. Help us find what YOU want to read – and share it with other women “of a certain age” looking for a home on the web for women entering their “Titus” years.

Secretum Meum Mihi Press will also be publishing the essays and bible studies in booklets - perfect for parish bible study and women’s groups. Visit www.mysecretismine.com for more information.

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“Secretum meum mihi,” (“my secret is mine.”) was St. Edith's Stein's cryptic response when her best friend asked why she converted. We serve up interviews, historical sketches, bible studies, book reviews and essays for Catholic women.


Kristen West McGuire

Wife, mama of 8, grandma to 3 (so far), writer and cheerleader to my friends.