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.

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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Meeting Mary through Mercy

The experience of beauty belongs to the individual because it takes place in a person’s mind and heart.  It resonates, it evokes, and it speaks in the interior of the person.  A picture is worth a thousand words but our … Continue reading

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How did we get Here?

My dear friend, Remember the evenings we spent together in a small room in a parish hall?  Our kids were playing in a room next door and we gathered together every Thursday night, a bunch of moms trying to sort … Continue reading

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Something happened…in the heart

Something happened on the way to the Regnum Christi Formators’ Convention. Not on the trip to Mundelein Seminary, but in the weeks and months of preparation for the event. Quietly. Unknown to all of us. This convention had been conceptualized … Continue reading

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The day after Christmas

To all the moms… He saw it all. He didn’t miss a thing. Hours and days of planning and working and lovingly reflecting on how to welcome the Christ Child in your family… how to bring smiles to faces and … Continue reading

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Can a Christmas carol offend the Immaculata?

        The first time I heard the popular new carol “Mary, did you know?” sung by Cee Lo Green, I was struck by a sense of reverence at the depth of the mystery the song lays out. … Continue reading

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Meeting Mercy in Post-Election America

Many Catholics, including me, watched the election of Donald Trump with deep reservations about the character and past actions of the man, but with a prevailing relief about the pro-life, religious freedom platform he brings and the avoidance of something … Continue reading

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