“Consider seriously how quickly people change, and how little trust is to be had in them; and hold fast to God, who does not change.” These words of St. Teresa of Avila (one of My Saint My Hero’s patron saints) inspire us to hold fast to our faith no matter what society may be struggling with at any given time throughout history. We are able to take courage in God, for He will always make Himself known in all that is true, good and beautiful. – Christine Rich
The Women’s March. The new feminism. Throughout history, we have marched. We marched for the right to vote. We marched for equal pay. We marched for equal rights with men. We marched against violence on women. We marched, we marched, we marched. And we are marching still today. Millions strong and all around the world, we march.
There are dozens of individual reasons why. Some we relate to, others we don’t, but dare I say there’s only one deep seated reason that we march: We march because we want to be whole. In order to be whole, we must voice the truth of who we are as individuals and support the voicing of others as a collective. No matter what they’re saying, whether we agree or disagree, it’s the process of finding their True Design, that Feminine Genius and voicing it that we must support. It’s gonna take some time for each of us to figure out what that is. But as much forgiveness and love and space as I need in order to strip away the lies, I came to believe as truth about who I am. I’ve got to offer that love and space up to others. Or what right do I have to it myself? There’s no other way. We’ve got to do this together.
Drawn together by a common desire to more deeply discover and ignite our True Design, that which makes us uniquely and powerfully who we are, Amy and I met Christine and a handful of beautiful women from the My Saint My Hero team in the pilgrimage town of Medjugorje, Bosnia, after spending time at the sacred site of Magdala in Israel. Each of us wanted to open up to the possibility that as we stepped more fully into our individual truths, a specific purpose might be revealed satisfying our desires to bring forth that which would positively impact the world. There we were, a dozen or so women separated by race, religion, culture and age, each of us peeling back the layers and awakening to our true design, when suddenly we had a profound realization: We are indeed individual but we are in no way separate. For through the ages, we as women have been charged with the awesome responsibility of Union. We realized that individually we are only a thread, but together we can weave the fabric of love and compassion, power and intelligence that will heal humanity and bring about the change our world so hungers and thirsts for. We must support one another through acceptance, non-judgment and love. For the fabric is only as strong as its weakest thread. Here we bring to you the fruit of our union in Magdala and Medjugorje. It is your invitation to discover and stand in awe of your uniqueness, your True Design born of the Divine spark within and to bond together with us in creating a Tapestry of Feminine Genius. – Nia
Read Nia’s Second Post – What is the Truth? The Truth of Mary Magdalene? Sinner or Saint?
NIA PEEPLES Nia Peeples’ career has spanned over two decades. With her award-winning performances in a variety of disciplines—film, television, music, and dance—Nia has proven herself to be both the consummate entertainer and one of those rare artists whose passionate expression actually transcends the medium. Nia has made her biggest mark as an actor. Best known for her turns on “Fame,” “Walker Texas Ranger,” and most recently “Pretty Little Liars,” Nia is in her own words an “actor, dancer, writer, director, mother and friend—exploring, expressing and experiencing all things beauty, body and being.”
Each of us is on our own journey as we walk this earth. Our goal is to find the path that leads us to perfect union with God and we are thankful for the saints who have gone before us to show the way. They exemplify the beauty of the diversity with which God has a personal relationship with each one of us. He knows how to meet us exactly where we are in every moment of our lives and we are grateful to those like Nia who are open to sharing their story.
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“Lord, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be and becoming that person.” St. Thérèse of Lisieux