In this latest episode of Among Women my guest, author Genevieve Kineke and I discuss the thorny problem of forgiveness and making it happen in our lives, as related to Genevieve’s book, Set Free. You may recognize Genevieve Kineke’s name from her writings about the feminine genius, and Among Women listeners may recall our previous interview on the silver anniversary of St John Paul II’s Mulieris Dignitatem. Together we unpack the need to make an concerted act of the will to forgive another, or to forgive ourselves. Such resolve brings freedom and healing, and Genevieve serves up some practical lessons on the subject.
I’m also profiling St Paula, a 4th century saint from Rome who eventually traveled to Bethlehem and assisted the work of St Jerome. Plus you’ll hear where I’m speaking next in the next few months, as well as find links to Catholic sources that are helping bring compassion to those most needy in our troubled world.
Mother is another word for LOVE! Motherhood is call to raise saints for heaven. (<–this link has an except from my book.)
I’m pleased to look back to the Among Women archives to bring you some of the most memorable conversations I’ve had the joy of hosting. I hope you’ll be blessed.
AW 179 Momnipotent with Danielle Bean - Don’t miss this most recent podcast dedicated to the feminine virtues that make Moms great! With author and editor Danielle Bean. Plus I discuss Mary’s spiritual motherhood in our lives. Listen!
AW 71 Small Steps for Catholic Moms – They are the dynamite duo behind the book of the same name: Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss. These married women and longtime writers have eight and nine children respectively and give us a glimpse into the meaning of it all. Listen!
AW 178 New Life in Christ – My guest describes how an unplanned pregnancy in her successful single professional life brought her to her knees and back to the faith. This is a joyous testimony. Listen!
AW 15o The Rosary and Pregnancy – perfect together! - Hear author Sarah Reinhard’s loving advice from her book, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy. Listen!
AW 104: Little Ones in the Domestic Church, Part One, and Part Two – A rare gem for mothers getting their bearings in building up a Catholic home. Blogger Melanie Bettinelli offers sage advice for starting to share the faith with the very youngest members of the family by creating an environment that naturally communicates the faith over time. Listen to part one! Then: Listen to part two!
AW 90 The Icing on the Cake - Got little ones? Need some cool — and simple!– ideas for growing your domestic church at home? Meet blogger Lacy Rabideau whose blog Catholic Icing is a favorite! This podcast offers great Lenten ideas, but make sure you check out her blog year round! Listen!
AW 160 Mary’s Astonishing Motherhood - I teach a bit on Mary’s life with Joseph and her miraculous pregnancy, then I’m joined by Katherine Coleman who talks about her life’s joys and sorrows as she looks back on raising her autistic son, Matthew, to adulthood. Listen!
AW 121 Each Life is a Masterpiece - Moms of special needs children will be encouraged by the life and writing of Leticia Velasquez as she unpacks the wisdom from her collection of stories found between the pages of A Special Mother is Born. Listen!
AW 5 How to Form a Mothers Prayer Group – I am joined by Colette Crowley and together we both share our experiences in founding mothers prayer groups in our locales. My experience with my Mothers Morning of Prayer was a powerful aid to my spiritual life and my mothering. Don’t miss this very early archive from the early days of Among Women! Listen!
Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious wins a 2014 Catholic Press Association Award, as do others from Ave Maria Press!
What a honor! Thanks to the Catholic Press Association! Let me also extend my deep gratitude to publisher Tom Grady and the great editorial, marketing, and creative teams at Ave Maria Press for their support of my book and those titles and authors listed below.
Ave Maria Press made this announcement via this press release:
We are very pleased to announce that multiple Ave Maria Press books were selected as Catholic Press Association award winners this weekend. Congratulations to all these wonderful authors!
Check out all the results at the Catholic Press Association website.
Pastoral Ministry Category (First Place)
Spirituality (Soft Cover) (First Place)
Best Trade/Seasonal Catalog Category (Second Place)
Ave Maria Press Fall 2013 Trade Catalog by John Carson, Chris Tobin, and Heather Glenn
Professional Book Category (Third Place)
Gender Issues Category (Third Place)
Design and Production Category (Honorable Mention)
On this episode of Among Women I welcome back Mary Wallace, PhD, from Louisiana State University, a Catholic blogger at Catholic Working Mom. Together we discuss the feminine genius, yet in particular, the leadership strengths of women in the world. Listen as Mary makes suggestions for strengthening the devotional life in working women.
In this episode, rather than focus on one particular saint, I’m offering commentary on adoration of the Blessed Sacrament drawn from the quotes and writings of some women saints. We’ll explore the thoughts of St Jeanne Jugan, St Therese of Lisieux, St Elizabeth Seton, St Bernadette Soubirous, St Catherine Labore, and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
Have you been to a Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious retreat yet? Midwesterners will have there chance when I come to the Diocese of Springfield’s first ever women’s conference — at the beautiful Chiara Center… event details below! Follow and “like” the Facebook page. Plan your escape and come for the weekend! You can’t beat the one-day price or location!!
This episode is dedicated to mothers — the physical and spiritual mothers in all of us. We celebrate the coming of Mother’s Day by first exploring the idea of Mary as a mother to us all. Then, in our conversation segment, I welcome author and editor of Catholic Digest, Danielle Bean – one of my favorite people — who discusses her new book and study: Momnipotent! The not-so perfect guide to Catholic Motherhood. This great new book is for Moms who are busy raising families.
I’m grateful for Elizabeth Scalia’s suggestion back in 2010 that I do a little writing on Patheos in a column called ” A Word in Season”. It’s not the only place I write, and despite my current hiatus as I deal with some family needs and my life/writing balance, I’m still very grateful for my piece of real estate there.
Some of my favorite past columns have been these:
From the personal reflection category:
Something of the Glory of God Shines on Your Face
Exquisite and Extraordinary: The Life of Married Love