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Blessed Brunch Stories: South Bend, IN

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: South Bend, IN

Estelle, did you host or attend this Blessed Brunch?

I attended.

Where was the Brunch held?

A local parish.

Tell us a bit about what happened at the Brunch.

We had a potluck brunch, a short address from a speaker, and small group discussion.

What was your feeling going into the Brunch, and what was it coming out of the Brunch?

Before, I was uncertain of what exactly to expect.

After, I was overjoyed to have found a community like this. I was filled with peace and hopeful to develop new friendships.

What’s next for you personally and/or for the group?

I am planning to meet two other ladies for coffee this week, and I’m excited to return to the brunch!

What advice do you have for someone who is interested in attending and/or hosting a Blessed Brunch but may be hesitant or fearful?

Do it! Graces abound in community!

These women are so lovely and come from all different places in life. If you feel even a little bit called, just do it.

Where did you see God move?

Our speaker spoke to exactly what was on my heart. I made human connections at a time that I really needed them. The reflections from the Brunch keep coming up in my interactions outside of the Brunch. Praise be Jesus Christ, and thank you, BIS!

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.

Click here to learn more about hosting a Blessed Brunch or to find one in your area!

Have you ever attended a Blessed Brunch? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!

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Contributed by Estelle Rousseau

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