Bold, Brave, Catholic: Facing the Fear of Rejection

"I was not this Brave and Bold Catholic all my life. Even though I am a cradle Catholic and I went to catholic school, it's been a long journey." In this month's feature of Bold, Brave, Catholic, I am featuring a fellow Catholic writer and blogger, whose ministry reaches many individuals searching for inspiration within the Spanish-speaking community. I'm excited to introduce Nelly, and her story of what it means to be Bold, Brave, Catholic"!

Bold, Brave, Catholic: Divine Appointment

"It can be demonstrably proven that I’m Catholic. Anybody who knows me for a few minutes knows it’s true. Being solid, and faithful, and generous, and helpful – these things are visible to the world. (The Mary statue in the front yard, and the Miraculous Medal around the neck are obvious hints, too.) But boldness and bravery aren’t part of my reputation..." This month's installment of "Bold, Brave, Catholic," shares insight from Julia at Fresh Rosary.com. Read more for her take, as well as what is meant by "Divine Appointment."

Bold, Brave, Catholic: A Poem

My latest installment of "Bold, Brave, Catholic" is written by a dear friend and fellow Catholic wife and mother. After experiencing a miscarriage, she felt moved to contribute to the "Bold, Brave, Catholic" series, praying her words will reach another woman who may be struggling through similar circumstances. Please read and share with a woman you may know may need the encouragement!

Scents, Mother’s Day, & Fatima: Thoughts on Faith

"Once upon a time, I wrote about not praying the Rosary as I should - or, even as I advocate. With the thoughts swirling of scents, of today's feast day, and faith, I am brought back to a desire to pray the Rosary. I want to shower Mary, the Mother of Jesus, with all the roses I am able. As she shines brightly for so many, ultimately she points those of us who believe in Christ back to her Son..."

Thoughts on my faith life, spurred by scents and today's Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.

Bold, Brave, Catholic: Living Like Others are Watching

"Remember that we aren’t all called to great things in the eyes of the world. You should think about the areas where you are fearful and examine why that is. Start small. Bold and brave means different things to a shy introvert and a sassy extrovert." Today, I am featuring the sage words of wisdom from Leslie at A Life in Every Limb. Read more to find what makes her bold, brave, Catholic - and, her words of encouragement for you, too!