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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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Have you ever really thought about the weight of Mary’s yes? What all her yes entailed?  What all that yes cost her, or could have cost her? As a child, I remember always having this certain image of Mary in my head. She was almost more of a robot than a human being. I was […]

A Selfless Yes

Gabriella Gagliano, Trust

// Marianna Schmiesing // We risk. We gain. We lose. We learn from our pain and we value our pain and we never want anyone to go through our pain And we protect and avoid and hope they can learn a lesson some other way And our hearts break twice Once for them, and once […]

We Risk

Marianna Schmiesing, Soul

// Mary Kate Anthony // When I walked the Camino de Santiago in 2018, I met people from over 30 different countries, and 12 different US states, representing almost every single continent (all except Antarctica). I kept a running list of names and places for each person I had at least a 5-minute conversation with. […]

A Common Pilgrimage

Mary Kate Anthony, Soul

In today’s interview, I talk to one of my dear friends from my time at Franciscan University, Kateri Leonard. Kateri is a southern lady, a social worker and an incredible woman of God. We talk about how she has come to view her job as her vocation and how working with the older generation has […]

S01 E04: Embracing Our Humanity with Kateri Leonard

Podcast, Season One