Thank you for visiting the journal section of Catholic Mom Rhode Island. This community was founded after I, a mom that is Catholic, from Rhode Island, was unable to find a community group for mothers that is based around the Roman Catholic faith. After becoming pregnant, I received some devastating news about our baby at just 15 weeks. Feeling hopeless, my family and I turned to our Lord and His mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, for help. We began to religiously (pun intended) pray the Rosary, among other prayers and devotions each day. Then in the third trimester we received more distressing news. With our faith being tested once again, we made our prayers even stronger. Thanks be to God, the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the Lord for answering our prayers as our baby was born completely healthy!
I was a delighted first-time mom that soaked in each moment with our new baby, marveling at the tiny hands, obsessed with the cute feet and was overall, giddy with joy. Still, I struggled with post-partum anxiety, breast-feeding challenges, insecurities about almost every choice I made, among other difficulties. My faith deepened further as I, once again, prayed my way through these struggles and continued to lean on and ask for help from the Blessed Virgin Mary. To this day, I pray the Rosary each day and try my best to put my trust entirely in the Lord.
During this time, I sought out a group for new and seasoned moms that were also Catholic and based in Rhode Island. Unlike a Google search for a chocolate chip cookie recipe (yum!), my search yielded no results. A little over a year and a half after my son was born, I felt empowered by our Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit to create this community for me and for other moms.
Catholic Mom Rhode Island is a community for Roman Catholic mothers in Rhode Island to nurture, grow and support families and themselves through faith, hope and love. This community is Inspired by the original Catholic Mom: the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
Our mission is to bring together Catholic mothers who are seeking a community of friendship and support and to also share valuable resources that will empower each other to strengthen our faith and family through the Roman Catholic Church.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to visit our website and read about my story and this community. Remember, a successful and thriving community is only as strong as the support, dedication and commitment it receives from its members. Catholic Mom Rhode Island invites you to participate and join the community. Please contact us for more information.
God bless you and may the Blessed Virgin Mary be with you always!