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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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“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

For the Morning There’s a stillness in the air that lingers as the sun creeps over the tops of the mountains.  An uneasiness begins to take the streets as the sound of doors opening pierce the silence of the morning. Feet begin to shuffle in the dirt and the soft murmur of voices enter as though […]

You are Good, Friday

Kateri Leonard

|| Part One || Last week I shared Part 1 of my series “Divorced from the Reality of Death”. I talked about how with the ability to “control” death comes the danger of being controlled by a fear of death. And the danger of placing all of our trust and security in the shaking foundation […]

Divorced from the Reality of Death Part Two: Light of the World

Mary Kate Anthony, Narrow Way

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

This week we welcome Laura Tremblay, a Catholic Life Coach for young women and the founder of the Beloved Collective, to share her story with us on Arise, Beloved. Laura has had a deep love for a theology of the body and specifically, the role of women in the Church since she was young. After […]

S02 E05: Finding Peace in Suffering with Laura Jean Tremblay

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

// 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

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