"He inspired me to start a ministry for women who have suffered the way I have, and to teach them about their dignity as daughters of God," Byrne said.
That was in September 2011. Byrne started travelling and speaking to high school and college aged women about their inherent beauty and dignity and daughters of God, and she started reaching out to them through a blog and social media, writing about how much God loves them as Father despite anything they've been through.
Currently, the Made in His Image Facebook page has over 36,000 likes. The website includes testimonials from women who have experienced healing through the ministry, as well as blog posts from various contributors on topics such as forgiveness, modesty, chastity, and recovery from various traumas like abortion and abuse.
Byrne has even taken her testimony overseas, to Belize and Uganda, to help women there learn of God as a loving Father.
"That's three years of really hard work in the making," she reflected at the end of 2014. Getting started, she had no background in social media, and picked the brains of various friends who had wisdom to share.
"The ultimate goal for Made in His Image is to be the first Catholic medical center in the world for girls suffering from eating disorders and abuse," Byrne said. "There are Christian centers, but none that are Catholic, that's the ultimate goal."
It's a tall order, but Byrne sees a need in the thousands of e-mails she gets from women who have found Made in His Image.
Those e-mails of women reaching out for help are also why Byrne quit her job as a baker to pursue this ministry full-time.
One e-mail in particular made her realize she had a full-time task on her hands.
"I received an e-mail from a young woman who… had planned on taking her life that night, but for some reason – she didn't say the reason – she was just Googling around online and she found Made in His Image," Byrne said.
"She read all of our blog posts, and she said the reason she didn't take her life was because of all the posts that she read, and she was told that she was loved on the blog posts."
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In order to make the ministry sustainable after quitting her job, and to help Made in His Image reach its ultimate goal, Byrne launched a Go Fund Me campaign in late 2014.
"It was definitely a leap of faith," Byrne said at the time, "and I just live like month-to-month with my finances, which is not ideal at all, and to just to make this sustainable is really important."
Byrne said one of the biggest lies she wants to bust for women and girls is that they are not enough – not enough to seek the help they truly need, not enough to experience healing, not enough to believe they are beautiful and loved.
"I want them to know about God the Father's love, and how incredibly worthy they are, how incredibly enough that they are, and how God delights in them," Byrne said. "Ultimately I want them to develop a personal relationship with God as Father, and to learn about their dignity as daughters of God."
Nearly every post on the website ends with a simple but loving: P.S. You're enough.
Byrne also tries to help young women get over the stigma of seeking out therapy and counseling.