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: Shelbyville, KY
Jaymi, 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 together and talked about what we love about the Faith.
What was your feeling going into the Brunch, and what was it coming out of the Brunch?
I was excited to take this step toward meeting other women who are passionate about the Faith. But I was also nervous because I was going alone. Our host was very friendly, though, and there was never pressure to commit to or say more than what was natural in our friendly conversation.
And that’s what ultimately happened, friendly discussion with kind women who also love the Lord.
What's next for you personally and/or for the group?
We talked about touching base later to see about doing a Bible study or book study together. However, because our group was pretty small and from different areas of the city, that may not work out.
Regardless, I’m glad the Spirit led me to (finally) take this step. It’s got me considering hosting a Blessed Brunch myself in my own hometown.
What advice do you have for someone who is interested in attending and/or hosting a Blessed Brunch but may be hesitant or fearful?
Your host and anyone else who attends are guaranteed to have some important things in common with you: love of the Lord, a desire for sisterhood. I went alone, knowing that the other women attending were a different age and in a different phase of life than I am, but I still wanted to go because I wanted to see Christ in them. I am so glad I did! The Lord is indeed at work in their lives, and it made me see new avenues that i could give Him access to in my own.
Where did you see God move?
Our host in particular was obviously a woman who has given much of her life and heart to the Lord. Of course, my relationship with God will be completely unique. But it was inspiring to see the blessings God has in store for a woman (and family) who puts her heart and life at the foot of the Cross. It gave me courage to see her bold faith.
Now It's Your Turn!
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Contributed by Jaymi.