Yearly Archives: 2015

57 posts

rainbow hearts

Getting ready

It’s June already and I am getting ready for our teleconference tonight. I’m hoping to get the video chat running tonight, it is hard on the phone to know who is who. I’m anxious to meet all the other pilgrims. I’ve been busy making rainbow hearts for us to share […]

Meet Karen

Hi, my name is Karen Kelley and I live in Burlington, Vermont. My husband Paul and I are active Catholics who love and support our adult children, including our daughter Sara and her spouse Lauren, who were recently married. In 2013, Sara and Lauren participated in Equally Blessed’s pilgrimage to […]

Something New

Last year, on July 12, my daughter, Sara, married her fiance, Lauren on a beautiful pasture with the trees and mountains in the backround in the very beautiful Vermont, where we live. They had been together a long while and were social justice minded, it was truly a match made […]

rainbow knitted hats


Preparing for the World Meeting of Families, I have started reading through the catechism.  Karen Kelley and I shared our concerns over knowing the catechism and how we will be able to communicate our stories to other families at the World Meeting of Families.  We reassured each other that we […]

Peace Walk

Mothers’ Day – Walking for Peace

When we started planning our family’s Mothers’ Day celebration, it was really easy. For years, I’d wanted to participate in the annual Mothers’ Walk for Peace, an effort begun by a local Mom who lost her son to gun violence on the streets of Boston. This year, we were going […]

Debbie Carpenter and family

Meet Debbie

Hi! I’m Debbie Carpenter from East Hartford, Connecticut.  In 2013, my daughter, Lauren Carpenter and her then-fiancee Sara Kelley participated in Equally Blessed’s pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, where they were able to talk with hundreds of Catholics from around the world about their experience as a same-sex couple […]

Ricki, Mary and John

Meet John and Mary

Hi, we’re John and Mary Freml! John is 30, lives in Springfield, Illinois, and was married to his partner Ricki on December 13, 2014. He is a lifelong Catholic who was educated in Catholic schools and is now active in DignityUSA, Call To Action, and an intentional Eucharistic community led […]