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.

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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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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