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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 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 Espresso Shot #15: The Beloved, a read aloud from Chapter 1 from All In

Among Women Espresso Shot #15: The Beloved, a read aloud from Chapter 1 from All In

Welcome to Episode 15 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: Chapter 1, The Beloved, from ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

This is an excerpt from my latest book, All In: Why belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. I read part of Chapter 1.

Listen here! 

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If you are interested in some of my recent interviews about the book, see the links below: all_in

Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo

Girlfriends podcast with Danielle Bean

A Seeking Heart podcast with Allison Gingras

“This is the Day” on Catholic TV

“Becoming Confident Catholics” – Webinar at Ave Maria Press

“Pathways to Learning” with Sr Marie Pappas, Sirius XM Radio

 

Among Women Espresso Shot #14: My Read-Aloud Introduction to ALL IN

Among Women Espresso Shot #14: My Read-Aloud Introduction to ALL IN

Welcome to Episode 14 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: An Introduction to ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

Listen now! This is an excerpt from my latest book, All In: Why belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. I read part of the introduction.

Buy the book here!

Listen to the podcast here.

Among Women Espresso Shot #13: My Adoration Story

Among Women Espresso Shot #13: My Adoration Story

Let me invite you to listen to Episode 13 of the Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

This episode’s topic: My Adoration Story

This 15-minute show is a short discussion of my Adoration roots and my developing a more intimate relationship with Jesus  back in my late 20s. Get ready for Lent, and the coming of Easter by making a weekly appointment with Jesus – by praying a holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament. It’s another  way to contemplate Christ.Espresso shot

Links for this episode:

An interesting additional link from my podcast archives on this same topic is AW 93. It is a longer message on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with a great panel of women. (If you just want to hear the panel discussion, skip to 26:30.)

Among Women Espresso Shot #11: The Moment of Truth at the Moment of Death

Among Women Espresso Shot #11: The Moment of Truth at the Moment of Death

I’ve been away, but now I’m back…

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Download my latest! Listen to Episode 11 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”IMG_0228
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: Preparing for Judgment with the Sacraments of the Church

This topic comes after experiencing the recent death of a loved one, and writing an article for Catholic Digest on preparing for the judgment that follows death by receiving the sacraments of the Church. I hope this podcast informs and inspires you to consider your own mortality, and to make a choice for Christ and living in the graces that He has provided for us. Death is not to be feared, but we should prudently consider that, in the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict, that “our life is ascent toward an encounter” with Jesus.

Listen.

Among Women Espresso Shot #10: Gratitude and the Universal Prayer

Among Women Espresso Shot #10: Gratitude and the Universal Prayer

20 years cancer-free.

That’s what August 28, 2016 means to mean. That. And it’s the feast of one of my favorite patrons, St Augustine.

This short Espresso Shot celebrates my deep gratitude to the Lord who has done “great things” for me. Come join me in prayer. And raise a cuppa joy. IMG_0232

(It also celebrates a return to the studio after the summer of battling aging equipment and installing new parts and upgrades!)

Listen to this Espresso Shot! 

The Light of Christ — The True Light — Beckons Us to Burn For Love!

The Light of Christ — The True Light — Beckons Us to Burn For Love!

“The True Light
…was coming into the world.
…to all who received him, who believed in his name,
he gave power to become children of God…”

(John 1: 9, 12)

We are to burn, to be consumed, as hot wax closest to the candlelight.

For four weeks in Advent we burn down the violet and rose candles. We read the Scriptures beside them. The candles mark time. They illuminate. They burn down.

We observe the wax next to the flame being slowly transformed by the heat and light. It is liquefying. It is giving up its original form, and changed into something new. It is drawn up and consumed when it is one with the light and flame… only then does it become energy and pure light. Only then do we understand the deep cry of the Advent herald, John the Baptist. “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:33).

A more recent messenger described this holy tempering of candles and Christians…

“There is a peaceful, reticent, but constant shining. This is giving light at the cost of one’s own substance, so that one is consumed in the process. Anyone who wants to comprehend Christ’s message of light… must comprehend this one thing: the mission, the duty to shine, to draw others, to seek, to heal, to do good at the cost of one’s own substance…” — Fr. Alfred Delp, SJ.

(This is from Fr. Delp’s sermon from Candlemas, Feb. 2, 1941. He was a Catholic priest and martyr imprisoned and executed by the Nazi regime in 1944.)

Jesus is the light of the world. We are called to imitate him. (See John 8:12, Matthew 5: 14.)

As you enjoy the candlelight around your Christmas table, let its witness call out to you: The True Light beckons! Be drawn to the light and the flame! The time for transformation is while the flame is lit! Don’t be afraid to be aflame for Jesus’ sake – his is the eternal light we seek and desire!

Let us become malleable and molten before the light of Christ!

“… the LORD will be your everlasting light,
and your God will be your glory.”

(Isaiah 60: 19)

Merry Christmas!

 

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You’ll find this reflection and more, captured in my latest Among Women podcast, Espresso Shot #4.

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