Welcome to the Everyday Ediths! We are a group of Catholic women bloggers, collaborating to bring timely, quality articles, devoted to empowering women through a Christian Catholic perspective.
What’s In a Name?
We began blogging together under a previous name, The Zelie Group. However, as time progressed, we realized we needed a new name – one which would incorporate our goal of reaching out to all Catholic women, no matter to which vocation they were called. As we gathered together, many of our writers felt it important to keep a presence with our Catholic Christian faith, by choosing a patron saint for this endeavor.
We chose Edith Stein, also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. Born in 1891 to Jewish parents, Edith eventually became a baptized Catholic in 1922. She entered the cloistered Discalced Carmelite Nuns’ community in Germany in 1933, and on 21 April 1935, she made her Profession of Vows.
She was killed in the gas chambers at Auschwitz Concentration Camp on 9 August 1942.
You can read more about her here at EWTN!
During her time as a practicing Catholic, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross wrote extensively on the inherent quality of women, and the profound beauty which can be found as a woman in any vocation (whether it be as a religious sister, wife, or single). She encouraged women to embrace their femininity, their inherent worth, and their contribution to society.
Her writings helped our blog contributors recognize we are all Ediths – we are all women, on a journey, calling us down a path we have been called by Our Divine Creator. We are all called to be a beacon of light and hope to others in our world, and to live out our vocations with love.
What Motivates Us to Write?
Simply, spreading joy, love, and encouragement to the world is what motivates our blog contributors. We all have the calling to write, and this is the outlet we have chosen. Our blog’s motto is one by St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross:
The world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.
Who Are We?
Our regular blog contributors are:
Alicia from Sweeping Up Joy
Anni from A Beautiful, Camouflaged Mess of A Life
Brittany from Everyday Thoughts
Caitlyn from Mrs. Andy, Anchored by Faith
Chiara from The Pearl of Great Price
Christina from Psalms of My Life
Ginny from Not So Formulaic
Jessica from Pinot Noir and Prayers
Kirby from Under Thy Roof
Laura from A Drop in the Ocean
Leslie from Life in Every Limb