Author Archives: Kerrie Rivard

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.

Some (Correct) Assumptions about Mary

assumption [uh-suhmp-shuh n] noun 1. something taken for granted; a supposition: a correct assumption. Synonyms: presupposition; hypothesis, conjecture, guess, postulate, theory. 2. Ecclesiastical. a. the bodily taking up into heaven of the Virgin Mary. b. a feast commemorating this, celebrated … Continue reading

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Getting to know Edith

This week is remarkable for the feasts of St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross- Edith Stein.  One was an image of Christ laying down his life for his friends- the pinnacle of manhood according to the … Continue reading

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The Gaze of Mercy

“When you give me your sins, you give me the joy of being your savior.” –from a prayer by the Missionaries of Charity inspired by the words of Christ to St Teresa of Calcutta In a quiet church on a … Continue reading

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Wasting time

My youngest child is a living pause button in my life. At 6, he is too little to know the pressures and programming of homework and club sports, and too much of a little boy to be stressed out by … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the mission!

Takeaways for becoming a Missionary Disciple The best way to get a taste of the takeaways from the Convocation of Catholic Leaders is simply to take them and savour them oneself.  We are blessed to be part of a great … Continue reading

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Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New: Not an Age of Changes, but a Change of Ages

Convocation of Catholic Leaders Day 2 St. Augustine’s praise of God himself can be sung of his bride, the Church as well.  The unchanging beauty, truth and goodness that she is is always becoming new through the incessant creative force … Continue reading

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Encountering Joy with the Church: USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders

Day 1: The Shepherds with their Sheep During the early morning drive down to the Atlanta airport on Saturday I reflected on my destination.  The USCCB had invited dioceses and Movements from around the country to come together to encounter … Continue reading

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5 ways to cure information indigestion

Did you overindulge in cable news a bit during the election?  Devour Instagram insatiably during spring break?  Gobble up your Facebook feed so fast you didn’t really taste what you were consuming?  Understandable behavior for the season, but now you … Continue reading

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5 Awesome Real-Life Ways to raise kids Catholic: Parenting Powered by ECyD

In my 20 years of parenting I have gone through almost every possible clever method of Catholic child-rearing one could imagine. Most of them worked (for a while) to support the faith and values that we wanted to raise our … Continue reading

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Surviving Summer

Our Lord asks us to pray constantly.  And deep inside, we long for that, for that peace and connection to him. Even if you’re a mom and its summertime.  So how do we reconcile that with the life He gives … Continue reading

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