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Among Women 204: Lenten Almsgiving and CRS Rice Bowl #4Lent4Life

Among Women 204: Lenten Almsgiving and CRS Rice Bowl #4Lent4Life

Welcome to Lent 2016! This episode of Among Women introduces a simplified and practical way to accomplish Lenten almsgiving — with CRS Rice Bowl.

In this program we look at the art of giving — specifically, alms-giving this Lent. Together with my guests, Sherry Brownrigg and Lisa Hendey, we talk about the work of almsgiving this Lent through the mission of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and its Lenten apostolate called “Rice Bowl”. Both Brownrigg and Hendey recently toured CRS’s mission in Colombia’s coffee country and share their pilgrimage stories and their passion for Rice Bowl as a powerful means of almsgiving and personal transformation.

Don’t miss how you can enhance your personal or family almsgiving through the Rice Bowl.

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Among Women Podcast 173: Reflecting on Rwanda, with Lisa Hendey

Among Women Podcast 173: Reflecting on Rwanda, with Lisa Hendey

 

The 2013 Egan Journalism Fellows at the Media High Council in Kigali, Rwanda. Lisa Hendey on far right. Credit: Photo by Kim Pozniak/CRS

The 2013 Egan Journalism Fellows at the Media High Council in Kigali, Rwanda. Lisa Hendey on far right.
Credit: Photo by Kim Pozniak/CRS 

This week on Among Women we explore the reflections of author and CatholicMom.com founder Lisa Hendey as she talks about a troubling subject:  the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Although this conversation is challenging, in terms of the devastating horror of genocide, and its continued threat in the modern world,  it is also one of hope and the grace of forgiveness amid deep sorrow. Lisa explains the opportunity she had as a recipient of the Egan Fellowship  from Catholic Relief Services, to visit Rwanda last fall. She details the effect the mission had on her, and the seeming miraculous graces she found there amidst pain and heartbreak.

I’m also happy to share a short selection from Lisa Hendey’s 2011 book, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, and I’m featuring the story of St Elizabeth of Portugal, a Catholic wife and mother, matriarch and noblewoman from the 13th century.

Listen to this episode of Among Women.