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: Pembroke Pines, FL
Rachael, did you host or attend this Blessed Brunch?
Where was the Brunch held?
Tell us a bit about what happened at the Brunch.
The main part (and my favorite!) was the host had the Blessed is She Bible verse cards and had prayed over them and handed them out individually to each of us. Every card spoke to each person. Mine was “God is in your midst,” which is something I had been needing to hear!
What was your feeling going into the Brunch, and what was it coming out of the Brunch?
I was excited because I knew a lot of the women going into it.
While I was there I met someone who lived in the same town I previously had lived in, and we exchanged numbers!
What's next for you personally and/or for the group?
I’m meeting with the one mom from my old town because we both have very young children and are both relatively new to the area. We’re planning to meet up for a park date!
What advice do you have for someone who is interested in attending and/or hosting a Blessed Brunch but may be hesitant or fearful?
Just go! It’s always nerve wracking to walk into a new place with new people, but God works in mysterious ways and He just wants you to show up! Say yes!
Where did you see God move?
I felt seen. As a stay-at-home mom, recently postpartum for the fourth time, it can be hard to feel important and seen. I’ve been working on my prayer life, reading the Bible, and praying the Rosary everyday. I needed to know that God was still with me.
Getting that Bible verse at “random” touched me so much and made me feel so special. I know that I’m the daughter of God and felt like He was speaking to me right then, telling me that He saw me and He was with me!
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Contributed by Rachael J.