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: Philadelphia, PA
Caitlyn, did you host or attend this Blessed Brunch?
Where was the Brunch held?
Tell us a bit about what happened at the Brunch.
We prayed, talked for 5 hours, and had a blast! We did not even get to study Scripture but we delved into deep conversations and new friendships were made.
What was your feeling going into the Brunch, and what was it coming out of the Brunch?
I was excited. A bit nervous with the desire to have it go well and for women to feel accepted and known. It was lovely to see that everyone stayed and remained engaged in conversation longer than I anticipated they would!
What's next for you personally and/or for the group?
We all have each other's phone numbers and I think another brunch is on the horizon!
What advice do you have for someone who is interested in attending and/or hosting a Blessed Brunch but may be hesitant or fearful?
Go for it. Everything will fall into place. Don't worry about the timing, the food, the decorations. Just focus relationships and it will be a beautiful time of fellowship.
Where did you see God move?
Women who did not know one another were engaged in conversations that would have had you thinking they had been friends for years.
One woman in particular had just moved from London and came to find community. She walked away a friend to everyone else who had attended.
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 Caitlyn.