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: Houston, TX
Mary, did you host or attend this Blessed Brunch?
Where was the Brunch held?
Tell us a bit about what happened at the Brunch.
Our hostess made us coffee at her coffee bar, we ate brunch, gathered on the couches, and talked. The hostess started conversation by asking if we were part of other small communities and we spring-boarded from there into our favorite Saints, hobbies, books, etc.
What was your feeling going into the Brunch, and what was it coming out of the Brunch?
I am new to Houston and went to meet other Catholic ladies. I was a little nervous going alone, but felt good overall.
Leaving, I felt great! The discussion sparked side conversations and I met a lady involved with anti-human-trafficking here in Houston, which I'm very interested in.
What's next for you personally and/or for the group?
Some of us friended one another on Facebook and some swapped numbers. One gal gave me her number and told me about a local young adult group.
What advice do you have for someone who is interested in attending and/or hosting a Blessed Brunch but may be hesitant or fearful?
It's actually a blessing to go without knowing anyone—your only choice is to meet new people!
Where did you see God move?
I saw Him in the rarity of sharing a meal together, especially with such a diverse group of women. There were so many different ages, a new convert, different personalities, etc.
Now It's Your Turn!
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Contributed by Mary.