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.

The Other Ignatius

We often hear of St Ignatius of Loyola, valiant founder of the Jesuits.  Another Ignatius impacted the world with his faith many centuries before him, Ignatius of Antioch. The persecution of the disciples in Jerusalem, Cyrene and Cyprus pushed the … Continue reading

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Learning to Love with La Madre

They say that you don’t choose the saints you are close to, instead, they choose you.  Sometimes we feel we are chosen by saints who answer our prayers for their intercession, or help us practically (in case you’re wondering, St. … Continue reading

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The Fierce Strength of the Little Flower

St Therese of Liseux is one of the most beloved saints of the Catholic Church, earning the endearing nickname, ‘The Little Flower.’ For years after reading her biography I had a quiet itch in my soul whenever I thought about … Continue reading

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Who are the 35%?

They are our neighbors, our relatives, our coworkers and our friends…. They are the 35% of Catholics who do not go to Mass regularly or practice their faith, but still self-identify as Catholic.  The question is: Why? Fr. Thomas Gaunt, … Continue reading

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Touching God through Sacred Sound

The packed cathedral of St. Patrick’s in Manhattan was buzzing with quiet conversation as the audience waited for the Sistine Choir Chapel to enter the sanctuary for their first concert in America in over 30 years.  Many came from out … Continue reading

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Messy Parenting

“Parenthood, the scariest ‘hood’ you’ll ever go through.” -unknown I am so grateful that Pinterest did not exist when I started having kids.  Maybe we missed out on some amazing themed birthday crafts and incredible ways to cook paleo spiralized zuchinni, … Continue reading

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A Road Map to the Peripheries

Only once in Evangelii Gaudium does Pope Francis exhort the church to ‘go out into the peripheries,’ but like many things the Pope says, that one phrase has ignited passion and missionary zeal, and a few deep questions. “The word … Continue reading

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Regnum Christi Message from Venezuela

Dear Regnum Christi members of the North American Territory: A few days ago Kerrie Rivard sent me a note, showing the concern many of you share about the situation of Regnum Christi members in Venezuela during this period of civil … Continue reading

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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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