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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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“I must not have done enough, but I feel as though I have nothing more to give.” I want to be brief on this topic.  This topic of giving everything but feeling that you have done nothing.  So, I’ll start by observing dried lavender. I highly recommend keeping dried lavender on hand. For starters, not […]

May That Be Enough

Mary Dufresne, Soul

Hello dear sisters (and brothers), I am truly excited to open our blog back up to content. We have had a crazy couple of months but the Lord is good and our team is incredible and we are all excited for what the Fall will bring. To start with, Kateri and I (your co-directors behind […]

We are not Meant to Struggle Alone

Kateri Leonard, Mary Kate Anthony

This week we decided to talk about all things Covid-19. We felt it was important to address the reality we are all currently living through and honestly share about the individual struggles we have experienced because of the coronavirus. But we also thought it was equally important (if not more) to share the unexpected blessings […]

S01 E06: Covid-19 & The Goodness of God

Podcast, Season One

// Megan Byers // Last year, I had the privilege of making an 8 day silent retreat. The retreat was a shorter, more condensed version of St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises which typically are 30 days long.  One of my meditations was Joseph’s perspective of The Nativity (Matthew 1:18-25). I didn’t know a lot about St. […]

A Chaste Heart

Body, Megan Byers

By Marianna Schmiesing For a long time, I called myself a writer, but I didn’t actually write much. After college, I got into the habit of saying that the academic approach to writing killed my love for words.  But in truth, I was afraid.  I’m afraid of a lot of things. People. Teenagers. Loneliness. Large […]

I Invite You to Ask

Arise Stories, Freedom, Marianna Schmiesing, Mind

By Kathleen Merriman In the category of “Other,” on my 2020 goal sheet, I would like the record to show that I intend to learn to juggle this year.  No, that’s not a cryptic metaphor, because women juggle a lot already and life is hectic.  I flat out mean I’m going to learn how to […]

Juggling Goals

Body, Freedom, Kathleen Merriman, Mind, Soul

By Marianna Schmiesing When I lived in an old Carthusian monastery in the foothills of the Austrian Alps (how many people can start a blog with that phrase??), my room, for one of the semesters, was at the top of a very long staircase. 50 steps, bottom to top, elegantly curving in an arc, and […]

Habitually Human

Body, Freedom, Marianna Schmiesing, Mind