Melanie Rigney

Among Women Espresso Shot #39: Blessed are the meek…

This is part of a continuing series on the Beatitudes – “Blessed are the meek.” In this short Espresso Shot podcast, I examine the third Beatitude from Matthew 5:5: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” This Among Women podcast continues to explore the inspiration we have in Jesus with respect to the Beatitudes…

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Among Women Podcast 199: Beatitude = Being Like Jesus

The latest episode of Among Women focuses on the heart of the matter — or more specifically, the heart of Jesus and the face of Jesus we find in the Beatitudes. My guest is Melanie Rigney. Her latest book, in which I was privileged to compose the foreword, is one part a meditation on the Beatitudes…

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Melanie Rigney’s Blessed-Are-You Blog Tour Finishes Here! “Blessed are the meek…”

Welcome! This is the final stop of the 8-beatitude blog tour for Melanie Rigney’s latest book, Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from our sisters in faith! This book is available today for you to browse or purchase through this link: Blessed Are You! Franciscan Media summarizes the book this way… Melanie Rigney uses stories of…

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My Year to Write Forewords: 3 great books coming from Melanie Rigney, Lisa Mladinich, and Maria Morera Johnson

When the first request came in, I was a bit shocked and humbled. Within a couple weeks two more invitations came in. Last winter, amidst the trials of being cooped up by continual snow storms, God gave me three new assignments in support of other writers with new books. It is with deep gratitude that…

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#Fast Friday in Lent … mid-Lent, midlife…

Here we are, approaching mid-Lent! I was encouraging my bible study students this week that it is never too late to make a good Lent. Lots of folks have a fast start. They get all excited to maintain the practices of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer and then forget, or can’t maintain the habit, or peter…

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Among Women 169: A Saintly Sisterhood

In this week’s episode of Among Women, I discuss one of my favorite topics from the French spiritual master, St Louis de Montfort:  how Mary is the molder of saints. In addition, I share the wisdom of Edith Stein (St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) who echoes how we ought to entrust our lives to…

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