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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

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

To preface this reflection, I am a New Orleans girl and I make King Cakes between the start of the new year, right up until Ash Wednesday. It’s a traditional cake and to go back to it’s Christian-Catholic roots, the three colors — purple, green, and gold — represent the three wise men and the […]

Mary, Martha, & The Balance

Kateri Leonard

A little over a week ago, on a very snowy night, I was in my first ever car accident. For years I have prided myself on being an excellent driver, no speeding tickets, nothing. But I certainly was humbled in that regard this particular night. Thankfully no one was hurt and no other cars were […]

Surrendering Materialism

Maria Powell

Okay – warning y’all I’m boutta step on my soap box. As Catholics, my friends, we are not allowed to form our consciences through Instagram. We are not allowed to supplement our prayer lives with blog posts, and we also should not be in the business of “Jesus wins so I don’t care what happens […]

Practical Advice: In The World, Not Of It

Anne Marie Schlueter

Ok, here’s something that’s been weighing on my heart lately Do you ever find yourself doing holy or spiritual things….and yet somehow have never felt FURTHER from God? Yes? Well that’s been my spiritual life lately. I’m great at cranking out rosaries, listening to Catholic podcasts, reading awesome literature by all my favorite holy dead […]

To Be

Gabriella Gagliano, Soul, Trust

Let’s talk about creativity, and cut straight to the chase: You are creative. You are creative, because your Heavenly Father says you are. You are creative, because He’s made you in His Image and Likeness. And who is He? He’s Creator. So, the created is also gifted the ability to create. Authentic creating requires the […]

A Theology of Creativity

Anne Marie Schlueter, Mind

My dear sisters, it is so good to be here with you again, sharing the thoughts and wanderings of my little heart.  I invite you to enter into this space with a prayerful heart, calling to mind the reality that you are held in his merciful gaze. Recently, my little heart has been stirring rather […]

Lay it Down and Rest

Shelby Hawks, Soul

// Shelby Hawks // Take a moment to call to mind the great mystery, tension, and pain of surrender. There’s always that moment, the one you know well.  That moment when the dust settles in the fading light and you are left alone in the room with Him.  You are left alone with the sound […]

On Surrender, a Handing Over

Shelby Hawks, Soul

// 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

// Anna Boehk // Like everyone, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands recently. At first, in the beginning, I was relieved. I’ve had To Do’s a mile long and never felt like I was making headway on that list. Now, when not only was I required to stay home but […]

Sweep Up Your Dust

Anna Boehk, Body

// Shelby Hawks // Recently, the Lord has led me to rediscover the beauty of simple litany prayers.  I have been in a time of transition for a few months now, and it has been a test of faith, of patience, and of insurmountable trust in the Heart of God.  During this time, I have […]

Head to Heart: Litany of Faith in the Father’s Care for Me

Mind, Shelby Hawks

// 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

Shelby Hawks One of my absolute favorite images to pray with is the image of Jesus sitting on a throne—my throne; the throne that, by His grace, I have built for Him in the very center of my heart and mind and soul.  I’ve always understood Jesus to be the King—the King of my heart, […]

In His Rightful Place

Mind, Restoration, Shelby Hawks, Soul

Marianna Schmiesing Days need bones.Without a skeleton, time—the ambiguous mass—flops from morning, to late morning, to midday haze, to “Oh my gosh, it’s only 2pm?”Days need prayer.Silence for the soul. A temporary “no” to the external in order to give a full “yes” to the internal. From whom do you receive your joy?Days need meals.Not […]

Days Need Bones

Body, Freedom, Health, Marianna Schmiesing, Mind