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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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Welcome to the fifth and final part of the Screwtape Letters Series! In this episode, we cover Letter #23. This letter is where C.S. Lewis explains the concept of a “historical Jesus”. Join us as we break down what C.S. Lewis is talking about and then apply it to our current world. We explain what […]

S03 E06: Screwtape Letters Pt 5: Historical Jesus and Woke Catholicism

Kateri Leonard, Mary Kate Anthony, Podcast, Season Three

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 feel like if I just went back to school, all of my problems would be solved.”  “Really? How many problems would that solve exactly?”  “None…”  This was an actual conversation I had with my sister. It left me feeling raw and exposed.  My sister is honest, not fearful of hurting my feelings, and will […]

Feeling Raw

Megan Byers

The one phrase I haven’t been able to get out of my head is this: Christ is a humble lover.  He is a Risen Lord who comes to us in ways that are hidden and humble—He doesn’t want to overwhelm us with His power or scare us away with His otherness.  He contains His glory so that […]

Humble Lover

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

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

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 was scrolling through Pinterest one day and I stumbled upon this quote, “I am mine. Before I am ever anyone else’s.”  The graphic fit my aesthetic: simple quotes in neutral colors that could be used as a screensaver. I didn’t really let the words sink in and kept scrolling only to stop a few […]

You Are Mine

Megan Byers

• From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus. • This line from the Litany of Humility has always perplexed me. To be honest the first time I heard the Litany of Humility, I was disgusted. It cut into my pride, the sin most deeply ingrained in our human nature. I wasn’t deeply rooted […]

The Desire of Being Loved

Body, Jacque Anderson, Trust

// Kateri Leonard // I’ve been moving around too much this morning; instagram, text messages, emails.  When I realized that I was doing this, I set my phone down, grabbed my coffee and looked up at the cross hanging on the other side of my room.  I sat still for a long time, allowing the […]

It’s the Little Things

Body, Kateri Leonard

// Kateri Leonard // I was talking to one of my good friends recently and she expressed to me that she has a void in her heart that could never be filled unless she has someone to love.  You see, she has a burning desire to be married and feels that she will not be […]

Your Desires Are Good

Kateri Leonard, Soul