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

7 Quotes on Religious Encouragement from St. Thomas More

There’s no denying that the Church is under attack. Not a day goes by without some new controversy involving the clergy, the pope, or even attacks on physical churches. With clergy—who are supposed to be our shepherds—involved in so much on-going scandal, it can feel demoralizing to continue being Catholic. Unfortunately, this means that those …

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9 Saint Quotes for When You Just Can’t Stop Being Anxious

The period between Memorial Day and the official start of the summer can make even the most patient person, well, impatient and bored. Students (and the parents of grade school children) are counting down the days until the last day of the school year. Those who work but get a summer break cannot wait until …

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You Need to Know These 6 Amazing Facts About the Spanish “Black Madonna”

When a fellow parishioner returned from a Marian pilgrimage, she brought me a rosary from the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat. I was happy to receive the gift, even if I didn’t know a single thing about this particular Marian apparition. When I asked friends, none of them had heard of her either. It …

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