Dwell: Blessed Conversations is a collected study book for you or your group.
It contains five different sessions on the Church’s teaching about how Jesus comes to dwell within us in and through the Blessed Sacrament.
Each session on the Eucharist has three parts inside it. They’re designed so that each part would be one meeting of your group. This collected study book has fifteen parts total.
What’s it all about?
The study addresses the deep question of who will satisfy my need to be known and loved. That answer is God, and in particular the gift of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
The five themes are pulled from the Catechism and each session is filled with Catechism teaching or papal encyclical or Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. Each session offers Scripture for you to ponder and pray with as well as wisdom from the Saints. Our Faith is so rich and incredible and we want to learn more about it.
What does a single session look like?
+ Church teaching + brief explanations
+ Lectio divina Scripture pull
+ Reflection by one of our writers
+ Discussion + reflection questions
What’s in a reflection?
Our five writers explore a story from their life where they encountered Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Who’s it for?
You, two girlfriends, or two hundred ladies ages 18+! The format is perfect for community groups of any size. You can read aloud a chapter together as a group, discuss the questions, read it ahead of time and journal about it, or ponder the Scripture verses using lectio divina.
How’s the theology in it?
Our Theological Editor, Susanna Spencer, MA Theology, checks every one of our written products. She references and cross-references and makes sure we are completely in line with Church teaching on the topic.
Submitted for the imprimatur. Our other Blessed Conversation studies have all received it.
See more of our Blessed Conversationshere.
KELSEY DASSANCE is a Michigan native and a strong advocate for iced coffee all-year round. She’s tried almost every sport at some point in her life, but prefers climbing mountains over anything else. She’s a big fan of sunshine, friendship, and Pope Saint John Paul II who encourages her to pursue great things without fear. She is the Social Media and Event Manager for Blessed is She.
DEBRA HERBECK is a Jewish convert to the Church who serves extensively in youth and women’s ministry. She directs Pine Hills Girls Camp (for 33 years), and is the Founder and Director of the Be Love Revolution, a ministry for high school girls. Find her books here. She and her husband have four children and seven grandchildren. She is the author of Blessed Conversations: Misericordia.
ROCIO HERMES is a Dominican-born, US-raised Theology student and nanny who is excited about building community, writing poetry, and sharing the message of the Theology of the Body. She and her husband are Berlin residents and enjoy rice, beans, and a good schnitzel. You can read more from her here and think about life with her here.
SARAH ERICKSON is a graduate student studying International Security. She earned her Bachelor’s in Politics from The Catholic University of America, and now resides in the Washington, DC area with her cat, Regina. Originally from Arizona, Sarah treasures iced oat milk lattes, mountain views, and Saint John Henry Newman. Sarah is always discovering Christ’s wild love in the little things. Find out more about her here.
SHALINI BLUBAUGH is a Minnesota transplant living in Denver, Colorado with her sweet husband, Matt, their gal pal, Callan, and pup, Sully. She is a stay-at-home, work-from-home fitness loving mama who loves pizza, too, because #balance. She served with NET Ministries and went on to graduate with her J.D. but now happily leaves all things law behind! Find out more about her here.
NELL O’LEARY is the Managing Editor for Blessed is She. She wrote the intro & conclusion, curated the Church teaching and expanations, and managed the project. Her background includes Managing Editor of Law Review in law school, Co-Editor of a student journal and Assistant Editor of a literary journal in undergrad, and many other editing, writing, and speaking projects.
SUSANNA SPENCER is the Theological Editor for Blessed is She. She holds a Masters in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She is a regular contributor for many Catholic journals and publications.
BETH DAVIS is the Director of Ministry Advancement for Blessed is She. She drafted the reflection and discussion questions.