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Among Women Espresso Shot #20: Prayers to Pray when Worried or Troubled

Among Women Espresso Shot #20: Prayers to Pray when Worried or Troubled

Let’s pray together! Intercessory prayer is powerful!

Among Women Espresso Shot #20: Prayers to Pray when Worried or Troubled

Pray with me in this latest short (20 mins.) Among Women podcast that intercedes for the needs of others with prayers from Scripture, the Church, and the saints.

This week in the news, the United States has seen the devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey, plus now Hurricane Irma is rampaging the Caribbean islands and Florida and threatening other states. But it’s not just weather woes that call us to prayer — we can bring any form of suffering or concern to Jesus, and to Jesus through our Mother Mary.

This podcast “prays” with you… using The 23rd Psalm, the Litany of the Name of Jesus, plus numerous prayers for protection and strength invoking God’s help, as well as that of Mary and the saints.

Let us pray for one another. Listen here. 

Among Women 228: Be Imitators of God and Walk in Love (Eph. 5:1-2)

Among Women 228: Be Imitators of God and Walk in Love (Eph. 5:1-2)

In this latest edition of Among Women, I offer a departure from our usual format and I offer a recording of a talk I gave recently based on Ephesian 5: 1-2 and portions of my book, All In. 

This is our text: “Be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us…” Eph 5: 1-2.

(Apologies that the audio is not to our usual quality, but hopefully, you might find something worthy in this.)

Listen to the podcast here, or find episode 228 on iTunes.

Just wrapping up the summer and enjoying some time off — but I’m getting prepped to bring you more new episodes of Among Women in September. Check back September 10!

 

 

Among Women Espresso Shot #19: The Wisdom of Grandmothers

Among Women Espresso Shot #19: The Wisdom of Grandmothers

On today’s Among Women Espresso Shot…  The Wisdom of Grandmothers.

As I’ve been anticipating becoming a grandmother, I’ve reached out to a few friends who have preceded me in this vocation for a little advice. Now that my first grandchild has arrived — welcome to Aidan Waiyun Sung! — I offer this short podcast with some of the wisdom that others have shared with me. Special thanks to Judy Klein, Maria Scaperlanda and Susie Weiss!

Listen to the podcast here.

Oh! And figured you might like some photos, too!

Bob and I with Aidan after he was born.

Aidan Waiyun = Aidan –  [Irish] fiery and Waiyun – [Chinese] great blessing or great grace.

Happy new parents, Benjy and Katie, with Aidan.

Among Women Espresso Shot #18: The Titles of Jesus

Among Women Espresso Shot #18: The Titles of Jesus

Listen to the latest Among Women Espresso Shot!

By learning some of the titles of Jesus, we can better connect with Jesus in prayer. In this short podcast I share some of my favorite titles of Jesus that are found in the New Testament. I only have time to share a few, but there are so many more! The titles of Jesus that move us and touch our heart can move us in prayer as well — to deeper praise and worship of the One who knows us best and loves us completely.

Some of the titles we cover in this episode: Lord, Bread of Life, Alpha and Omega, Author and Finisher of Our Faith, Hope of Glory, Shepherd and Bishop of our Souls, Good Shepherd, and King of Kings and Lord of Lords. But don’t stop there — keep searching the bible for the titles that have meaning for you — in your quest to pray better and grow closer to Jesus.

Listen now!

Among Women 227: The Life of Prayer and Good Works

Among Women 227: The Life of Prayer and Good Works

This latest episode of Among Women delves into the every day life of a believer… that it must be grounded in both the  interior life — the life of prayer — and the call to do good works. In our saint segment, I explain the faith story of St. Tabitha of Joppa found in the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 9. Tabitha was a disciple described by her good works — specifically supporting widows. Plus in our conversation segment, I have a lively discussion with author Julie Davis about praying every day and growing in friendship with Jesus. Together we explore themes from her new book, Seeking Jesus in Every Day Life. (Not gonna lie, I loved reading aloud an excerpt with her.)

Listen to podcast here.

Oh, and if you missed the latest AW Espresso Shot, check it out here. I’m talking about how you can bloom where you are planted, offering suggestions of great programs you can bring to your parish, family, or friends. The Espresso Shot is a shorter podcast.

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Image credit: Pat Gohn, Carmel Mission, CA

 

Among Women Podcast 226: What Divorced Catholics Ought to Know

Among Women Podcast 226: What Divorced Catholics Ought to Know

 

In this episode of Among Women, we continue sharing some of writings of Christian mystic, Marguerite d’Oingt, a Carthusian nun from the 13th century. (See AW 225 for her biography.)

In our conversation today we discuss separation, divorce, annulments, and remarriage with Mary Lou Rosien as she shares her experiences as a divorced and remarried Catholic, and tips for understanding the Church’s teaching from her latest book, The Three Things Divorce Catholics Need to Know.

Download and listen to Among Women 226. 

Among Women 225: An American Beatification – Fr. Stanley Rother

Among Women 225: An American Beatification – Fr. Stanley Rother

You gotta hear the latest Among Women podcast — What a joy to think that soon we will have another American-born Catholic saint in Fr. Stanley Rother! The beatification will take place this September in Oklahoma City, OK.  I discuss this at length with an expert on the biography of Fr. Rother, author and blogger María Ruiz Scaperlanda. Join us for this latest episode and you’ll also learn from the 13th Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 2.57.47 PMcentury writings of St. Marguerite d’Oingt of France.

Listen or download Among Women here. Or find Among Women on iTunes.

 

Among Women 224: Mary’s Touch

Among Women 224: Mary’s Touch

In this latest episode of Among Women, we look at Alexis Walkenstein’s newest project as host of Mary’s Touch, a syndicated radio show that has great interviews and real life stories of Mary’s love.
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In the course of our conversation on Among Women, Alexis and I also cover what it takes to prayerfully discern what and where God is calling you to, plus the invitation God gives us to pray intentionally for one another as a work of spiritual motherhood. Plus, you’ll get the basics behind the one of the Pope’s favorite devotions to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots.

Listen today!

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A previous post about Mary’s Touch.

2 Among Women podcasts in 24 hours! #Fatima100! Mary’s Way! Plus Another Espresso Shot!

2 Among Women podcasts in 24 hours! #Fatima100! Mary’s Way! Plus Another Espresso Shot!

So here’s something rare: Two podcasts from me in the same 24-hour period. I would have written, “the same day” but it seems the second one posted just after midnight. Oh, the life of podcasting … is never predictable.

First up : here’s the third and final installment to my read-aloud narrations for ALL IN: Why belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. I hope you’ll enjoy it. On Among Women Espresso Shot #16 I’m talking about the very subject that seems to have been the springboard for the book… how so many of us suffer from a curious diagnosis: the mud-splashed bride syndrome. (Have no fear, I also share the cure!)

Next up: In this latest episode of Among Women we look at Mary in two ways. First, we explore themes related to the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in 1917 to three peasant children in Fatima, Portugal. Second, we explore a mother’s life with the help and assistance of Mary — especially during times of great sufferings and trials. My guest is Judy Landrieu Klein, who shares her story with us, as found in her latest book, Mary’s Way: The Power of Entrusting Your Child to God.

Be sure to check out the show notes for this episode of Among Women — lots of great resources for #Fatima100, and more!

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Did you hear this news? Among Women is so honored to be added to the podcast line-up at Discerning Hearts. Check out their great podcasts — I dare you to listen and not grow!

News! Among Women joins Discerning Hearts – the Catholic podcast network!

News! Among Women joins Discerning Hearts – the Catholic podcast network!

Last week marked the debut of Among Women on the inspirational Catholic online network known as Discerning Hearts.

Discerning Hearts has hundreds of podcasts designed to help listeners grow in the spiritual life, and I’m pleased to have been invited to collaborate with Kris MacGregor, the founder, who will be adding Among Women to the weekly line-up.

Discerning Hearts podcasts are distributed via live streaming and on-demand via their website and apps. They feature podcasts devoted to prayer and discernment, Scripture study, the church fathers, spiritual classics, and more! Check out their line up! I highly recommend the series by Fr. Timothy Gallagher OMV, and the spiritual classics as places to begin! Catholic book clubs and individual readers may also enjoy Inside the Pages with Kris MacGregor.

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About Discerning Hearts, from its website:

Discerning Hearts … is dedicated to evangelization and spiritual formation through new media. Discerning Hearts creates engaging multi-media, specializing in audio productions (known as podcasts and radio broadcasts) faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and it’s rich, authentic spiritual tradition. Its mission responds to the Church’s call to use the media for evangelization, catechesis, and spiritual renewal.

Pope Benedict XVI spoke to the US Bishops from Region 2 in 2010 saying, “Only through interior renewal will we be able to discern and meet the spiritual needs of our age with the ageless truth of the Gospel”…that is our goal.

Thanks to the generosity of its large online community over this past year, Discerning Hearts has grown both the sizes of its audiences and the number of shows it produces. As a ministry, Discerning Hearts makes real contributions to the use of new media in the Catholic Church. Many of our series are produced and formatted so they may be used freely on Catholic radio stations (such as the Spirit Catholic Radio Network, it’s “parent” in ministry), as well as, other new media outlets in their various forms….allowing broadcasting to occur in it’s “broadest” sense.

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