Trusting in Divine Providence

Has someone ever told you to trust in the Divine Providence of God? When I first heard that from someone I had no clue what it even meant let alone how to trust in it. It finally clicked after many different explanations that God’s Divine Providence is the way He sets up situations, moments, interactions,…

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Tips for Finding Your Dream Dress without the Compromise

Written by: Shanna As most girls imagine, shopping for the perfect wedding dress was the most surreal moment. As we were driving to a bridal boutique, one of my friends asked what my dream dress would look like. As I sifted through all of the wedding dresses I’ve ever seen, I meekly said, “I don’t…

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A Love Found in the Suffering

For those of you who don’t know, this weekend I had the honor of going to Lisieux, France, to visit the hometown and burial place of St. Therese of the Child Jesus. It was the most beautiful weekend and honestly I think I need to spend more time thinking and reflecting on this amazing saint…

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A Vocation of Love

Today is my girl Saint Therese’s feast day and I figured I’d talk about her a little bit today because her life and her story is such a gift to us. She’s an interesting saint because some people hate on her for, ‘not having done enough’ to be a saint, while other people say she…

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Understanding Natural Family Planning Through Sacrificial Love

By: Shanna This blog post is going to be raw, and honest, but absolutely necessary. You might not be in the stage of your life where you are about to get married, or even in a relationship, but this topic of Natural Family Planning is so important for us women to talk about and be…

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Learning to Mix + Match

Being abroad has forced me to significantly reduce the size of my wardrobe and for those who know me know – I love clothing. I’ve never really been into the minimalist style of clothing and even when I decided to shop more ethically it just meant a lot of thrift shops and the finding many…

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An Encounter like No Other

Writer: Lizzy Hey everyone! So, I’m currently in Rome but before that I was at this crazy random Catholic Young Adult festival in the middle of nowhere England called Walsingham. How did I end up there you may ask? Well, my friend asked me if I wanted to go and I figured – why not!…

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Living out Femininity

Writer: Shanna We don’t have to look far to see that men and women are inherently different. The culture tells women that we need to change to be like men. What the culture doesn’t know is that if there weren’t any women, especially women of faith, living out of their feminine genius, the world would…

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A Walking Witness: Shanna, Just a Handmaiden’s new Co-Writer

Hi! My name is Shanna and I am officially a co-writer for Just a Handmaiden! I haven’t always been drawn to modesty, in fact, I’ve lived on the opposite side of faith, opposed to modesty (is this an okay switch) for large portion of my life. When I had my reversion to the Catholic faith,…

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