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I'm Melanie Rigney, and I'm happy you found your way here.



Living Faith current cover

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Living Faith current cover




My ministry, Rejoice! Be Glad!, is all about just that — rejoicing in the Lord. The way I'm called to help folks do that is through sharing the stories of the Catholic women saints, and how their lives can inform our spiritual journeys today.

You may know me from my daily devotional, Sisterhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration, available for order at Franciscan MediaAmazon, and Barnes & Noble and through your favorite local bookstore. This book is designed for today's busy woman. For each day, you'll find a short synopsis of the saint or blessed's life; a paragraph about her relevance to your life today; a snippet from scripture or the woman's writings; and a challenge. It should take just ten minutes or so to read the page. Hopefully, the lesson and the challenge will stay with you throughout the day.

I'm also super-excited about the next book I'm working on with Franciscan. The book, with the working working title Rejoice and Be Glad: Living the Beatitudes with the Women Saints, looks at how four women lived each Beatitude, and what we can learn from them.

You'll also find a limited but growing assortment of related items at Café Press.

I'm also a regular contributor to the Catholic devotional Living Faith and Your Daily Tripod, a terrific Catholic blog, and, with my dear friend Anna LaNave, the co-author of When They Come Home: Ways to Welcome Returning Catholics, a book for parish staff and lay leaders. I was away from faith for more than thirty years, and that passion for helping people find their way back is also part of my ministry.

While you're here, please check out my blog; writers, groups, and other resources I lovewhere my speaking ministry is taking me; places where I or my work have appeared; and how to contact me. For faith-based engagements, I'm a proud member of CMG Booking, the elite Catholic speakers bureau.

I wish you joy. I wish you peace. I wish you love.




Life isn't about how you weather the storm. It's about how you dance in the rain.


"We love because
he first loved us."

1 John:4-19



                   © 2014, Melanie Rigney