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: Fort Worth, Texas
Jennifer, did you host or attend this Blessed Brunch?
Where was the Brunch held?
Tell us a bit about what happened at the Brunch.
We opened and closed in prayer, sharing prayer intentions as well. We shared a little of our personal journey, which opened the conversation between women to support and encourage others at different places.
We shared how or why we came to the brunch and how we use Blessed is She resources, studies, etc.
What was your feeling going into the Brunch, and what was it coming out of the Brunch?
Going into the brunch, I felt that this was one more way in which God had provided to grow in my community with my sisters in Christ. And it was.
Leaving, I felt this is what our Catholic community needs more of: local community outside our immediate parish community and to connect with other Catholic women we would otherwise probably never meet.
What's next for you personally and/or for the group?
We left our emails with the host and plan to stay connected with more brunches.
What advice do you have for someone who is interested in attending and/or hosting a Blessed Brunch but may be hesitant or fearful?
Trust that this is where God is providing an answer to a prayer and that the other women are looking for the same things you are: connection, fellowship, and comfort that we are not doing this alone.
Where did you see God move?
There were two women who did not know each other, who both came alone, that actually attend the same parish. That was certainly provided by Him.
Half of the women were young and single, the other half were married with children ranging in ages from baby to young adult. This provided some words of encouragement and wisdom from the married women to the singles.
The women with children were also able to witness the importance of bringing children to Mass, especially in the younger years when it seems so much harder.
Now It's Your Turn!
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Have you ever attended a Blessed Brunch? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!
Contributed by Jennifer C.