Author Archives: Kerrie Rivard

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About Kerrie Rivard

Originally from Canada, Kerrie, Paul and their 6 children now live in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Kerrie studied Education, majoring in English literature and history at the University of Alberta, and now works in communications and leadership training for the Regnum Christi Movement. She is passionate about helping others to know the love of Christ and experience the joy of living their God-given mission. Reading is a fatal addiction for Kerrie, and her favorite books include Ralph Martin’s “The Fulfillment of All Desire” and Sigrid Undset's "Kristin Lavransdatter". Kerrie considers dark chocolate a sign of God’s love for her, and her favorite places are a nice white-sand beach with her family, and being in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Worrier or Warrior?

This seems like a good week to moderate my social media intake if ever there was one. From vicious politics, to scandals in the clergy, to confusion about Church teaching, my feed is full of worrying. It’s important to understand … Continue reading

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A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction

The title caught my attention like a mirror, A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction.  This book, by Christopher Blum and Joshua Hochschild, with a foreword by Fr. Paul Scalia, draws on wisdom from … Continue reading

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What does it mean to have an Immaculate Heart?

 When you love someone, you want to know them deeply.  You want to know their heart and admire all the good you find in them. I love the determined heart of my husband, the fiery heart of my 21-year-old son, … Continue reading

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Raising Resilient Human Beings

Several years ago, I found myself sitting in the waiting room of a therapist’s office with my heavy-hearted middle-school child. I couldn’t figure out how we got here. My husband and I were focused on forming a faith-filled family, and raising … Continue reading

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Summer Saints

Summer is a time for friends and celebrations, and we belong to a church that loves to celebrate.  You’ll be in good company with these five saints who have summer feast days. June 22nd– SAINT THOMAS MORE “I die the … Continue reading

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Summer Reads for Catholic Book Lovers

For many book lovers, summer brings the possibility of days spent relaxing with a good read.  The dilemma arises: what to choose? A self-confessed bibliophile, I am blessed to have many friends whose souls and characters are enriched by being … Continue reading

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Soul Sisters of the Sacred Heart

One fresh April morning, leaving St. Peter’s Basilica, I walked across the Tiber river, through a maze of beautiful Roman streets, and found myself standing in front of the iconic Pantheon.  Breathtaking as it is, it wasn’t my destination. I … Continue reading

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Praying the Litany of Social Media

I love keeping up with friends and relatives near and far on social media, and being informed and inspired by the things they share. This morning, picking up my phone after my morning prayer time, I was inspired.  What if, … Continue reading

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The MET Gala and the Indelible Mark on our Souls

Considering how volatile opinions are about the MET Gala the other night and the fact that I’m Canadian, putting my own opinion out here publicly the morning after the night before either means I am sleep deprived by the demands … Continue reading

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May and the Unravelling of Biblical Proportions

Ah, May. The month that valiantly holds all of the events, deadlines, celebrations, exams, and stress that every other month has shaken off in order to maintain life at a sane pace 11 months a year. Even December doesn’t come … Continue reading

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