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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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Sisters, in prayer recently an image that struck me was that of the wineskin.  Jesus says, “You cannot put new wine in old wineskins”, yet how often do we try?  We beg for newness, we ache for wholeness, we plead for resurrection, all the while clinging to the tattered rags that prevent us from receiving that which […]

Wineskins (A Prayer)

Restoration, Shelby Hawks

I’ve been wanting to write about the ways I have encountered the Lord as healer recently, and yet every time I sit down to put it into words, I find myself staring at a blank screen.  It is difficult to put into words the experience of Jesus as Healer, for it is vast and intimate and […]

Knowing the Healer.

Shelby Hawks

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

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

It wasn’t supposed to be this way, I said to the Lord in prayer a couple weeks ago. I was sitting on my bedroom floor, looking out of my window into my swampy backyard. My thirty minutes of daily prayer– finally stopping long enough to let my heart breathe, I realized I’d been saying, “it’s […]

Emotional Honesty

Anne Marie Schlueter

“What is the root of your reoccurring sins?”  This was the bold question slipped into a Sunday homily that led me to do some ponderous digging. I  thought about how we are all quite familiar with comparison which sometimes wilts into gossip or slander  and has the capacity to corrode into envy, greed, or pride. […]

Conquering Comparison by the Roots

Mary Dufresne, Mind

Today we are joined by Faith Mosher, an incredibly strong woman who has spent years battling an eating disorder and has learned to find God through it all along the way. Faith shares how her healing journey has been a roller coaster of ups and downs and how hard it has been to find God […]

S02 E06: Meeting God in Our Wounds with Faith Mosher

Podcast, Season Two

We are called to embrace the cross… Yet we often fight this calling, particularly with those crosses we did not think were meant for us. There are some crosses we are willing to suffer because we expect them and are prepared (to some degree) to suffer andembrace their weight (ex: the work it requires for […]

In the Middle of Acne

Body, Mary Dufresne

In today’s episode, we continue with our “Stories in the Middle” series with listening to our founder, Mary Kate Anthony’s, journey of finding freedom and healing from sexual addiction. Mary Kate shares how she believes that when it comes to sexual sins and wounds, women need self-compassion and community more than anything else and that […]

S02 E03: Self-Compassion & Sexual Addiction with Mary Kate Anthony

Mary Kate Anthony, Podcast, Season Two

Dear Complacency,  I’m bored.  Sincerely,  A future saint. Anyone who has met me knows that I am an avid fighter against apathy and has probably heard me rant about it on more than one occasion. I figured it was time that I put it in writing.  First, let’s define complacency/apathy. The definitions I came across […]

Dear Complacency, I’m Bored

Freedom, Mary Dufresne, Mind, Soul

In today’s episode, we kick off our season two theme of “stories in the middle” with listening to our very own Kateri Leonard’s beautiful story of redemption, the power of Confession, and the continual process of healing. If you relate to Kateri’s story and want to reach out to her directly you can always send […]

S02 E02: Confessions of a Catholic Girl with Kateri Leonard

Kateri Leonard, Podcast, Season Two

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What’s it like? You don’t see it in rooms if you are ill.” “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under earth,” said Mary. (The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett) The Lord stirred my […]

The Spring is Here

Mary Dufresne, Soul, Trust

In today’s episode we wrap up season one by going back to the root of our mission: to be a vulnerable, safe place where we can share the stories and hearts of our fellow sisters so all women know they are not alone or too far gone. Shame and isolation are two of the devil’s […]

S01 E10: Emerging from the Island of Isolation & Shame

Podcast, Season One

// Catie Destatte // I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have days where I just feel bad about myself. My hair won’t seem to lie flat, my nose looks just a little too big, I feel bloated and fat, I’m irritated at every little thing that my husband does, I have no patience […]

Transfiguration in the Here and Now

Body, Catie Destatte

In today’s episode, we interview Melissa Tablada, a marriage & family therapist, an NFP instructor, and a soul core leader. She helps us debunk some of the common myths surrounding therapy as well as address the stigma surrounding therapy. Melissa reminds us that mental health struggles are NOT a reflection of our spiritual health and […]

S01 E09: Taking Care of Our Mental Health with Melissa Tablada

Podcast, Season One