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Among Women 230: Wonder Women

Among Women 230: Wonder Women

Soooo happy to share this with you!

In this new episode of Among Women, we explore the life of St. Marguerite D’Youville, courtesy of an excerpt from Maria Morera Johnson‘s new book: Super Girls and Halos. What’s more, we’ve got a great conversation with Maria about this fun book that is a mash up of heroines from books and the screen as well as the communion of saints.

This is a wonderful title that I’m happy to endorse.

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Among Women 229: The Friendship Project

Among Women 229: The Friendship Project

Listen to this week’s podcast as we look at one of the prime topics of interest here at Among Women — the spiritual friendships that women ought to cultivate and welcome into their lives. Join me for a lively conversation with authors Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet as we discuss their latest title, The Friendship Project: The Catholic Woman’s Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-filled Friends.

Plus a look at some of the wisdom of Church Doctor, St. Hildegard of Bingen — including learning something from this new book about her mentor, Jutta.

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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.

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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.

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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.

In honor of Pentecost — a drawing for my book ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Church Matters

In honor of Pentecost — a drawing for my book ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Church Matters

Happy Birthday Church!

June 4th is Pentecost — when we celebrate of the birth of the Catholic Church!

In honor of the Church, I’m giving away, in a random drawing 5 copies of ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters.

Please leave a comment below to enter the random drawing that will take place at the end of Pentecost week on June 10th.

This is a random drawing limited to US residents only (for mailing purposes.) (The comments box will also capture your email address, so I can contact future winners.)

If you are one of the five winners, I’ll contact you by email, to ask for your mailing address, and if you want your book inscribed and signed by me.

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If you’d like to read excerpts of the book, go here, here, and here.

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To listen to my narration of portions of the book on my podcast, go here, here, and here.

 

UPDATE 6/15/2017: Thank you to all who entered the drawing. The winners have all been notified. -Pat