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Among Women Espresso Shot #40: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Among Women Espresso Shot #40: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Here’s the latest Among Women “Espresso Shot” in our beatitudes series.

Today’s topic: The Beatitudes – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”

In this espresso shot, I examine the third Beatitude from Matthew 5:6: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” This podcast examines a definition of righteousness and its call for our life.

Let us have a sense of urgency for living the gospel in our own lives, and an urgency for spreading it!

I hope you’ll check out this link for the podcast as we delve into how this beatitude teaches us about Jesus, about ourselves, and about the Kingdom of God.

Listen the Among Women Espresso Shot #40 here or search for Among Women on iTunes or iHeartRadio. 

 

 

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Support Catholic businesses that help support your Catholic life

Support Catholic businesses that help support your Catholic life

Amidst the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, besides all the important safety reminders, remember to pray daily.

For Catholics that might mean praying with a live stream of a Mass (especially on Sundays), praying the Rosary, or other devotions like the Divine Mercy chaplet.

Spiritual reading is also a support to a strong prayer life — and it is something positive you can do amidst the difficulties to help nurture your soul and that of your family.

Those of you who have followed me for years here, or at Among Women, or have read my books, know that a large part of this apostolate has been sharing the faith via speaking, or writing, as well as the sharing work of writers who have encouraged all of us to live Catholic faith both personally and in our families.

After giving your support for the local church and those in need, if your means still allow, I ask for your support on behalf of Catholic publishing companies and Catholic retailers — during this economic downturn.

My book, ALL IN: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters is currently only $2.99 in the kindle edition. (That sale ends 4/15/2020.) But many other good books are on sale over at Ave Maria Press.

My son works for the Catholic Company and helps to produce the Good Catholic series of online videos and email meditations, and more. They are also promoting the #PrayStrong message in their retail side.

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Be assured of my prayers for the many readers and listeners who stop by here and at Among Women.

 

 

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Top: Courtesy of the Catholic Company
Bottom: Ave Maria Press

 

Among Women 246: The Stations of the Cross

Among Women 246: The Stations of the Cross

This newest episode of Among Women is a departure from our usual format.

It’s been a few weeks since my last podcast and in that time the United States has taken many measures to attempt to curb the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

This has been a difficult time for many people. Most difficult for Catholics has been the temporary suspension of public Masses. Given that this is Lent I exhort you to lean into prayer even more — but especially as we pray against and through this pandemic.

The Stations of the Cross is a traditional Catholic devotion. I encourage you to make it your own. This podcast captures my own prayer, my own reflections on the Stations. I hope it will be something we can pray together.

Listen to Among Women 246.

 

 

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