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.

Epiphany in Hurt Park

Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world.   Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in … Continue reading

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5 Ways your New Year’s Resolutions Can be Totally Catholic

  Resolutions are near and dear to the Catholic heart for a few reasons that run in our baptismal DNA. We love to have the firm purpose to amend our lives, as we promise every time we go to confession. … Continue reading

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Advent and the Art of Waiting Well

Advent is a four-week act of faith, hope, and love.  We have a few short weeks to de-clutter our hearts, and make straight God’s path in our souls. We are waiting for the birth of our Savior.  The key is … Continue reading

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Advent and the Art of Living Dangerously

Could but thy soul, O man, Become a silent night! God would be born in thee And set all things aright. -Angelus Silenius, 1657 Pope St. John Paul II wrote that we are an Easter People, and ‘Alleluia!’ is our … Continue reading

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The Cross and the Cell Phone

I kind of hate Instagram.  I like it in theory- a place where we can share images that communicate and share our lives, our hopes, our passions.  But I hate the twisted and vicious cross I’ve seen it become in … Continue reading

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5 hidden gifts in gratitude

Being grateful is more of a gift than a duty.  Something in us changes when we are grateful.  We glimpse our daily reality in a different way, like scuba diving below the surface of the ocean and discovering a world … Continue reading

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How to Stop Freaking Out (with some Help from the Saints)

Thank God for the communion of saints.  Remarkably, there isn’t much in our crazy busy lives that the saints haven’t dealt with in some other iteration.  Even though the world we live in seems angrier and more anxious than ever … Continue reading

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Embracing the Poverty of Purgatory

My response to restlessness is to fix things, or to do something that makes me feel like I’m fixing things. I remember being overwhelmed as the 23-year-old mother of a 6-week-old child and deciding that I HAD to rearrange the … Continue reading

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Developing a Catholic Worldview Part 2: Finding our True North

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light … Continue reading

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Developing a Catholic Worldview: Part 1- Where is our foundation?

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but … Continue reading

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