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

How ‘Dia de Los Reyes Magos’ Keeps Christmas Alive in Spanish-Speaking Countries

Doesn’t it seem like once the calendar year begins, the Christmas and holiday season ends? Well, it may look like that to the secular world but we Catholics know better. There are many Epiphany traditions that one can partake in at the end of the twelve days of Christmas. For some people, Epiphany signals the …

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History and Celebrations for the Feast of the Holy Innocents

On the feast of the Holy Innocents—also known as Childermas—we Catholics remember the day on which children in Bethlehem were massacred shortly after the birth of Jesus. King Herod wanted the child Jesus, a threat to his kingship, dead, so he ordered all males under the age of two to be killed. Although the mood …

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5 Saints to Help You Survive The Holiday and Winter Blues

“Tis the season to be jolly,” the Christmas carol says. Yes, the holiday season brings a lot of reasons to smile and be happy, but it’s also a time of difficulty for many people. Some people have had a tough year full of loneliness and/or loss, unfortunately made worse by the holiday season. Other people …

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15 Melodic Creations Inspired By and Named After Saints

Most of us know that St. Cecilia—whose feast day is November 22nd—is the patroness of music and musicians. Many of us know that many Catholic artists, such as Audrey Assad, have written songs inspired by saints. Saints and religious were a popular subject for classical composers but did you all know that even secular artists …

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15 Inspiring Facts About St. Giuseppe Moscati That Will Leave You in Awe

St. Giuseppe Moscati’s fest day is on November 16. He is one saint that isn’t widely known by a majority of Catholics. Since his feast day falls on the same day as two other dynamic saints (St. Gertrude and St. Margaret of Scotland), he is often overlooked. It very much resembles what his life was …

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