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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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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 recently picked up the book I Believe in Love by Fr. Jean C. J. D’Elbee, and what providence that the Spirit led me to pick up this book, because Jesus has led me into a space of complete abandonment.  I am not sure that I would have understood this radical call to let go […]

Called to Abandon

Shelby Hawks

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

// Kathleen Merriman // It was 7:00am and I’d just spent all night on a train to Portugal. My eyes were red and my contacts blurry. My hair was in desperate need of a wash and poking out of my massive backpack was the extra baguette I’d purchased the night before from a Spanish corner […]

A Mother’s Love

Kathleen Merriman, Soul

// Mary Kate Anthony // Asking for help and allowing someone else to solve the problem for me does not come naturally and easily for me. I am stubborn and independent and often believe the lie that I need to do it myself because otherwise it won’t be solved. Hence the title of Our Lady […]

Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Mary Kate Anthony, Soul