In 2015, I became a contributor to Heart of Mary Women’s Fellowship and in 2016 became a part of their executive team before stepping down that same year. Below is an introduction I wrote for a series “Getting to Know Heart of Mary Women’s Fellowship.” It was originally published April 25, 2016.
Welcome to Heart of Mary Women’s Fellowship – your online space created by women, for women, with love; and inspired by the Heart of Mary.
This space is for you.
Daily devotions are a wonderful thing – but sometimes your soul aches to really dive into Scripture. To meet him. To know Him. Through the testaments, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. Also, you want to read the scriptures through the lens of that beautiful Tradition of your Catholic faith.
This space was created by women.
Our founder is a woman. Our writers are women. Our artists are women. Our photographers are women. Most of our sponsors are women! We’re just like you. Some of us are single, some married. Some of us are younger than you, and some of us are older than you. We are mothers, daughters, wives, and friends.
This space was created for women
Certainly man and woman were created equal. Our humanity unites us on the most basic level. Just as certain, man and woman were created different. Here you’ll find perspective based out of that difference. You’ll find serious studies adorned with beautiful journals.
This space was created with love
We love Jesus. We love our Catholic faith. We love the Bible. We love you. It’s true! We’re sisters here. Some of you are able to meet face to face to study, and others we know only virtually; but that doesn’t change anything, does it?
Inspired by the Heart of Mary
It was our dear Mother Mary that first “pondered all these things in her heart.” We, too, want to make room for the incarnation in our lives. We want to meet Him in the quiet, among friends; we want to ponder, too. We want to spur each other on in the hope that one day we might meet Him on the other side and that He’ll smile and greet us,