Our Blessed Brunches have brought Catholic women together all over the globe. New Bible study groups have been formed, new friendships made, and new tribes assembled—all thanks to women's fearless "yeses." If you are interested in hosting or attending a Blessed Brunch, but are curious to see what one actually looks like in real life, we're bringing you stories from women who have been there, done that.
We will regularly share these Blessed Brunch Stories in the hopes that you will be encouraged to bring one to your own city. Whether you gather with two women or two hundred women, time spent together in fellowship is never wasted. Let's invite one another into our homes and into our hearts!
Blessed Brunch Stories: Boston, MA
Natalie, did you host or attend this Blessed Brunch?
Where was the Brunch held?
Tell us a bit about what happened at the Brunch.
We focused on building a community and planned future events (Bible study or video series) for us to get together again.
What was your feeling going into the Brunch, and what was it coming out of the Brunch?
I was nervous but excited to meet other women in my area who share my Faith.
Coming out, it was the best decision to go because I met some wonderful women that I plan to continue to build community with.
What's next for you personally and/or for the group?
A few of us went to Mass together the next day and we plan on getting together as a group on a regular basis.
What advice do you have for someone who is interested in attending and/or hosting a Blessed Brunch but may be hesitant or fearful?
Have thirty seconds of courage in order to actually get the nerve to attend. You will be glad you did.
I'm a fairly shy person in first meetings, especially when I don't know anyone else. But everyone was so open and ready to involve me and get to know me that it allowed for real discussion and a leap from my comfort zone.
Where did you see God move?
I moved to Boston a year ago and wasn't able to find community in the parish I attend. I's been a pretty lonely experience. I've been praying for a community to have here. The Lord sent me to this brunch and allowed real conversation and friendship to flourish.
Now It's Your Turn!
Ready to host a Blessed Brunch for the women in your community? We've done the hard work for you and have everything you need.
Have you ever attended a Blessed Brunch? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!
Contributed by Natalie S.