Author Kelly Guest

God has given Kelly lots of wonderful opportunities to follow Him. She was a Dominican Sister of St. Cecilia in Nashville, an education coordinator for a Catholic Charities' program for pregnant teens, a middle school teacher, a director of religious education and is now a youth minister. Her most challenging and rewarding calling, though, is wife and mother of ten children. What she has learned, she blogs at

0 What's in the Name "Mary"?

How could our Lady, the Mother of God, have a name that means ‘bitter?'” Kelly Guest wondered about this and did a little research into the name’s meaning.

3 Study Time!

Kelly Guest shares 10 study tips and a prayer to help your older children (or you) get through final-exam time.

0 From the Archives: A Lesson from Saint Joseph contributor Sterling Jaquith reflects on an article by Kelly Guest, wondering if Saint Joseph did not feel worthy to be the foster father of the Son of God. Being providers and fathers in our society is no easy task.

2 Ashes in the Old Testament

Kelly Guest examines stories from Joshua, Job, Ester and Jonah to better understand the sacramental of ashes. The Ash-Wednesday admonition, “Repent and believe in the Gospel,” becomes more meaningful.

8 Christmas Card Pet Peeve

While Kelly Guest loves receiving photo greeting cards at Christmastime, she cannot help but to wonder if the popularity of picture cards is not adding to the secularization of Christmas.

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