Melissa Guerrero

Melissa Guerrero is a freelance writer. The Los Angeles, CA native holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles and has completed part of an M.A. in Biblical Theology from John Paul the Great Catholic University. Writing under the pen name "Melissa Cecilia," she is the author of the Will and Lina series. In her spare time, you can find her trying to beat her Goodreads record, out and about with a camera, tweeting at @MelissaCeciliaG, or blogging over at Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer.

Melissa Guerrero

15 Saint Quotes That Will Inspire You to Pray for the Souls in Purgatory

The month of November is dedicated to the poor souls in purgatory but many people stop praying for them after the first 8 days when indulgences can be earned. Does not earning them an indulgence mean you should simply stop praying for them? Of course not! In fact, we should be praying for them beyond …

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Join the 54-Day Rosary Novena Starting on All Saints Day

Every year, a group of Catholics get together (through virtual means) and we do the 54-day rosary novena together from All Saints’ Day (November 1st) until Christmas Eve. Mostly done via Twitter, the group prays and supports each other through the entire novena; sharing the graces received as they come in. Since we’re currently in …

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Are Your Parents Away from the Church? Here are 5 Things You Can Do to Help Them

“Thank you,” I whispered as I stood under the painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe that has been in my bedroom for most of my life, tears streaming down my cheeks. At that exact moment, my father was in the living room making his first confession and receiving the Eucharist for the first time in …

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Thoughts and Emotions Every Catholic Introvert Has When Attending a New Parish

Going to a new parish isn’t easy. You know all know what I mean. Whether you’re “church hopping” (trying to find the right parish community for you) or just visiting, we’ve all been the “new kid” at one point or another. Every parish has their own community dynamics; their own way of doing things. Stepping …

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If the 7 Capital Virtues Were Jane Austen Characters

There is no shortage of moral tales in Jane Austen’s six completed and published novels. After all, she was the daughter of an Anglican minister and lived an upright life. Although I’ve already written about the characters that best examples of the 7 deadly virtues, this time we’ll focus on which characters best exemplify their …

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