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.

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The Scoop on the Spectacular Tears of St. Lawrence Meteor Shower

Have you ever heard of the “Tears of St. Lawrence”? Every year, from approximately July 17 through August 24, the Perseid meteor showers shoot through the sky, dazzling spectators in the Northern Hemisphere. During its peak, between 50 and 100 meteors can be seen shooting through the sky per hour. So, who was St. Lawrence …

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St. Bridget of Sweden Was Electrifying, and these 5 Facts Prove it

Those who argue that the Catholic Church is anti-woman clearly don’t know how much the Church honors and upholds women who are models of what it is to be a faithful child of God. From our Blessed Mother to female Doctors of the Church, there are no shortages of examples of why the argument is …

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These 5 Croatian Martyrs and Saints are Worth Knowing

The FIFA World Cup tournament is over and countries with deep Catholic roots fought for the title of world champions. France’s ties to Catholicism are well known and its many saints who have inspired countless Catholics around the world (e.g. St. Therese of Lisieux) as well known, too. However, few know that Croatia has an …

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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati – the Man of the Beatitudes

Back when he was still Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, John Paul II first came across the story of Pier Giorgio Frassati at an exhibit in Krakow, Poland. After learning about him, John Paul II began calling Pier the “Man of the Eight Beatitudes”. Years later, the cardinal became pope and was able to beatify Pier in …

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4 Tips for Catholics During Politically Turbulent Times

We’re living in a politically and socially turbulent time. Of course, this isn’t something new. There has always been unrest where politics and governments have been concerned. However, with how widespread and widely shared news stories are in our hyper-connected age, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Many of us don’t know where to start or …

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6 Surprising Facts About Catholicism and Soccer

With the 2018 Soccer World Cup being only a week away, it’s fitting that the Vatican released a new document on sports. In “Dare il meglio di sé” (‘Giving the Best of Yourself”), there is an emphasis on sports meeting humanity from a Christian perspective. While this may the Vatican’s first document on sport released, it’s …

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Discover These Underutilized Catholic Websites and Resources!

There is a plethora of good Catholic websites and resources available through digital means. If you need a prayer request, you can send one through Twitter or any Facebook group you’re a part of. When you need to access prayers, you can either search online for the specific prayer you’re looking for or you can …

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