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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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Today in Part Two the Screwtape Letters we dive into Letters #9, 12, and 13. These letters all discuss pleasure and how all pleasure has been created by God and is good in and of itself. All the devil can do is take what is already good and pervert it and he does this with […]

S03 E03: Screwtape Letters Pt 2: Perverting Pleasure

Narrow Way, Podcast, Season Three

“Forgiveness, can you imagine?”  I think about this line from the musical Hamilton quite frequently. My biggest issue with it is the implication that our society cannot comprehend forgiveness.  The line appears in the song “It’s Quiet Uptown” which tells the story of how Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza reconcile their marriage after the […]

Can You Imagine?

Megan Byers

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

“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

“Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.” John 12:3 As we begin our last days of lent and enter Holy Week, we are greeted with the story of […]

Monday of Holy Week

Isabella Gessler

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

On today’s episode we talk with Taylor Schrock, a high school special education teacher with a passion for her students, art, and the pro-life movement. Taylor shares with us her beautiful story of her unexpected teenage pregnancy and that path that led her to chose to place her son in an open adoption. Taylor talks […]

S02 E09: The Gift of Adoption with Taylor Schrock

Podcast, Season Two

Over the past few months, I have been rereading the book “I Believe in Love” by Fr. Jean C. J. D’Elbee. This powerful book is one of my all-time favorite spiritual reads and I cannot recommend it enough. It has entirely transformed the way I view the spiritual life and the love and mercy of […]

Gratitude and Abandonment

Mary Kate Anthony, Mind, Soul

The other night I was reading St. Maria Faustina’s diary and I reached the part of the book where she documents the Divine Mercy Novena.  The Lord speaks to her and says for her to bring Him the people who are pagans and do not believe.  The Lord goes on to tell her that He […]

A Glimpse of His Mercy

Kateri Leonard, Soul

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

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

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

// Please help us welcome our third co-host: Kateri Leonard! Kateri was our sweet guest in the last episode and she will now be joining us for all future episodes! We are super stoked to have her with us and blown away by how God continues to build our team and bring us together. // […]

S01 E05: From Misery to Mercy with Michaela Rodgers

Podcast, Season One