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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4 tips to a Successful Freshmen Year

Today I’m getting on a plane and heading to Europe. It’s crazy to think I’m going on my third year of college and have this opportunity to travel on this grand adventure. I have not a single fear or anxiety in my heart as I embark on this journey because God has been so present…

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Back to School Fashion Tips

It’s time to get back to school and we all know what that means – back to school fashion is a go. Who isn’t excited to wear all the fun pieces they found this summer to their first week of school? In high school I was always that person who rocked her first week of…

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Why We Honor Mary

This Wednesday is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary where we honor our Mother being brought up into heaven. It’s a Holy Day of Obligation where just like Sunday we are required to go to mass. This post is serving as two things: 1) a reminder to go to mass sometime this Wednesday and…

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