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Hi friends and welcome to the Arise, Beloved blog. We have an amazing team of writers behind this blog and our desire is to speak truth into the lies that cripple us and shine light into the darkness that isolates us because we believe that now, more than ever, the Church desperately needs women to be restored so that the world can be set ablaze. Our hope is that you find comfort, solace, and peace in knowing that you are not alone, you are not too far gone and there is ALWAYS hope to be found. 

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The biggest lesson of today is this:              Even when all seems lost,             When all is stilled, and completely silent,             Even in the mourning season,             When there clarity or healing has yet to be found,             He is moving.             Today, we learn the meaning of hope. Having journeyed with Jesus through the Last Supper, His passion and […]

Holy Saturday

Anne Marie Schlueter

For the Morning There’s a stillness in the air that lingers as the sun creeps over the tops of the mountains.  An uneasiness begins to take the streets as the sound of doors opening pierce the silence of the morning. Feet begin to shuffle in the dirt and the soft murmur of voices enter as though […]

You are Good, Friday

Kateri Leonard

Today, on this beautiful Holy Thursday, I’d like to take a moment to enter into the footsteps of Jesus and His Disciples. Holy Week calls us to pause and reflect on what really happened those two thousand years ago and meditate on why the Church finds it significant to recount every year. I invite you […]

The Footsteps of Holy Thursday

Maria Powell, Soul

Are you ready to accompany Him? Is your heart prepared to walk all the way—through the Cross and into the glory? We must begin by first receiving what He seeks to give us, by approaching the table and bowing before Mercy. We must take and eat, so that we are strengthened for the long and […]

Wednesday of Holy Week

Shelby Hawks

“What you are going to do, do quickly.” Judas leaves in John’s gospel. I couldn’t tear myself away from this detail. Judas leaves the intimacy and friendship of Jesus to betray Him.  Then there is John, the beloved disciple, who leans against Jesus’ chest and remains in the intimacy and friendship of Jesus. I love […]

Tuesday of Holy Week

Megan Byers

“Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.” John 12:3 As we begin our last days of lent and enter Holy Week, we are greeted with the story of […]

Monday of Holy Week

Isabella Gessler

I am one of those people who starts projects, thrives off of excitement, and gets stuff done.             I also am acutely aware of my tendency to lose excitement, let frustration deeply affect me, and procrastinate when excitement is gone. All in need of constant conversion, constant seeking of excellence.             Within the last year, I’ve heard […]

Feeling Stuck

Anne Marie Schlueter

Help me, O Lord, that my heart may be merciful…             Several years ago, I was introduced to a beautiful litany found in the Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska that I now strive to read every day. What is so inspiring about her diary is that it is no ordinary diary just recounting all of […]

Growing Daily In Mercy

Maria Powell

On today’s episode we talk with Taylor Schrock, a high school special education teacher with a passion for her students, art, and the pro-life movement. Taylor shares with us her beautiful story of her unexpected teenage pregnancy and that path that led her to chose to place her son in an open adoption. Taylor talks […]

S02 E09: The Gift of Adoption with Taylor Schrock

Podcast, Season Two

|| Part One || Last week I shared Part 1 of my series “Divorced from the Reality of Death”. I talked about how with the ability to “control” death comes the danger of being controlled by a fear of death. And the danger of placing all of our trust and security in the shaking foundation […]

Divorced from the Reality of Death Part Two: Light of the World

Mary Kate Anthony, Narrow Way

The other day my boss came up to my office and looked slightly startled to see me. “Hi!” I said, also surprised to see him. “Hey!” He replied, noticing that I was confused by his reaction, “I’m just not used to seeing people’s teeth anymore.” I had my mask off because I had been alone […]

The Slow Boil

Body, Kateri Leonard

There has been a phrase that I have been struggling with lately and I finally brought it to The Lord hoping for some consolation. I’ve been hearing the Gospel of Mark being thrown around and used as a justification for things that are occurring today. Mark 12:31 talks about how the second greatest commandment is […]

Unmasking Fear

Kateri Leonard

|| Part Two || On January 1st of this year I was driving on the Baltimore beltway and the electronic signs over the highway (the ones that pre-covid were only used for traffic updates and emergency messages) were all sharing a brand-new message in bright orange letters: “New Year. Same Mission. Zero Deaths.” I did […]

Divorced from the Reality of Death Part One: Science is Our God

Mary Kate Anthony

As I sat pondering the Sorrowful Mysteries, a question bubbled up in my chest: Mom, what does His love look like?  How did you endure it?   And she spoke to me sweetly throughout my time of pondering.  She led me through the Passion of Jesus, showing me what Love looks like.  I will share the fruits I gathered […]

What Love Looks Like: A Meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries

Shelby Hawks

I have an intense healthcare routine.  As someone struggles with severe atopic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin condition more commonly known as eczema, my skin is almost always on my mind.  Because of my skin, I take an injection medication every two weeks, I’m on a strict anti-inflammatory diet, I take a bunch of different dietary supplements, […]

Finding Peace With My Body

Isabella Gessler