Among Women 219: Almsgiving and fasting

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March 10, 2017

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: St. Juliana of Cornillion

“Among Women” Guest: Lisa Hendey

In this episode, we look at almsgiving with a specific focus on the mission of Unbound. Author and CatholicMom.com founder, Lisa Hendey guests and shares her experiences with Unbound. This includes her recent to trip to India to meet a woman she has sponsored. Pat also shares about her own struggles with Lenten disciplines, and how the struggles is usually an indication that we’re on the right track. And that we can offer up our struggles and humiliations for the sake of others.

Links for this episode:

Benedict XVI’s homily about St. Juliana of Cornillion

Unbound.org

Lisa Hendey’s books, including the The Grace of Yes

CatholicMom.com

Other shows of related interest:

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter at @PatGohn or @among_women. If you like what we do here at Among Women, please promote this podcast in your social media circles, in your church bulletin, or leave a positive review and rating over on our iTunes page.

Among Women 215: Prayer Companions

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October 10, 2016

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: Blessed Maria Ludovico DeAngeliscatholic-moms-prayer-companion-285x400

“Among Women” Guests: Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard

Need a prayer companion for your motherhood vocation? CatholicMom.com has got you covered! Not only is CatholicMom.com a great source of inspiration and community for mothers, but its also a tour de force when it comes to book publishing, thanks to the ongoing work of CM founder and Catholic author, Lisa Hendey. This episode brings together Lisa Hendey and author-editor Sarah Reinhard together to discuss their latest collaboration with a cast of thousands, The Catholic Moms’ Prayer Companion: A book of daily reflections. 

I’m happy to have been a contributor to this book and give it my highest endorsement. Here’s some notes about it from the CatholicMom.com website:

 Whether you are a new or seasoned mom working in or outside of your home, this inspiring collection of reflections for every day of the year will help you

  • stay in touch with the seasons of the Church year;
  • remember Mary’s loving presence on her feast days;
  • keep company with both new and familiar saints;
  • see the spiritual meaning of secular holidays; and
  • make you smile with occasions such as Houseplant Appreciation Day and National Popcorn Day.

Each day begins with a brief quotation from scripture, saints, recent popes, or important spiritual writers. A personal reflection—written by contributors including Danielle Bean, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Lisa Mladinich, Elizabeth Scalia, Carolyn Woo, Mark Hart, and Jeff Young—focuses on some dimension of your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, or physical life. Each day also includes a brief prayer and a question or thought to ponder throughout the day.

 

Links for this episode:

Vatican bio for Blessed Maria Ludovica DeAngelis, and Pope John Paul II’s 2004 homily

The Catholic Mom Prayer Companion: A book of daily reflections

CatholicMom.com

Books by Lisa Hendey

Books by Sarah Reinhard

Other shows of related interest:

AW 173: Reflecting on Rwanda with Lisa Hendey

AW 193: #PopeinPhilly and World Meeting of Families Recap with Lisa Hendey

AW 133: Communing with the Saints, with Lisa Hendey

AW 150: The Rosary and Pregnancy, with Sarah Reinhard

AW 135: Books for the Fun of It, with Sarah Reinhard

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter at @PatGohn or @among_women. If you like what we do here at Among Women, please promote this podcast in your social media circles, in your church bulletin, or leave a positive review and rating over on our iTunes page.

Among Women 204: Lenten Almsgiving and Rice Bowl

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Feb 10, 2016

This week’s episode:

Welcome to Lent 2016!

In lieu of our “Blessed are They” segment, we will benefit from some pre-recorded Lenten inspiration and instruction from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York

Our”Among Women” guests are Sherry Brownrigg and Lisa Hendey

In this program we look at the art of giving — specifically, the work of alms-giving as we come to the Lenten Season. 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 the links below to see how you can enhance your personal or family almsgiving through the Rice Bowl.

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CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl App: iPhone or Android

Sherry Brownrigg’s website and Colombia posts

Lisa Hendey’s Catholic Mom Journal on Columbia

Lisa Hendey’s books

Drew Mariani of Relevant Radio

Fr Raphael Capo of the Southeast Pastoral Institute

What is Lent? Video series on YouTube from CRS

Lenten book resource: 40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent by Marcillino D’Ambrosio

Other shows of related interest:

AW 203: The Online Catholic Conference 4 Moms for this Lent.

AW 126: Among Women listeners share their favorite Lenten devotions.

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter at @PatGohn or @among_women.

If you like what we do here at Among Women, please promote this podcast in your social media circles, in your church bulletin, or leave a positive review and rating over on our iTunes page.

Among Women 193: A special edition AKA the MINI recap of the #PopeInPhilly

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October 1, 2015

“Among Women” Guests:  Lisa Hendey, and Pat Gohn, inside Pat’s ’14 Mini Cooper on the drive home.

In this episode:

This is an extended special edition podcast with a recap of what we found most meaningful during our week in Philadelphia attending the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Mass with Pope Francis.

This rambling conversation took place IN a MINI, but folks, it ain’t a mini conversation. It clocks in at 90 minutes.We are two friends in real life who love to travel together and gab!

Buckle up as we take the drive home and record this podcast examining World Meeting talks, homilies, the city of Philadelphia, music by Matt Maher and Andrea Bocelli, praying with saints, the people we met, and the fun we had with the global convention known as the World Meeting of Families that sparked the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the US.

Pope Francis preaching at the Mass on Ben Franklin Highway. 9.27.15. Photo courtesy of Diana von Glahn.

Pope Francis preaching at the Mass on Ben Franklin Highway. 9.27.15. (Photo courtesy of Diana von Glahn. All rights reserved. Used with permission.) (Click for larger view.)

Links for this episode:

World Meeting of Families Website

Fr Robert Barron’s series “Priest, Prophet, and King”

Independence Hall, National Park Service, in Philadelphia

Lisa Hendey’s Chime Travelers book series for children

Lisa Hendey’s Aleteia article on Francis in DC

Lisa Hendey’s website

My book at Ave Maria Press

Lisa’s books at Ave Maria Press

Humanum’s short films

Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Full texts for Pope Francis’ homilies and speeches

Diana von Glahn’s The Faithful Traveler

 

Other shows of related interest:

AW Espresso Shot #2: Reactions from the World Meeting of Families

AW Espresso Shot #3: What would you ask Pope Francis?

 

Among Women Espresso Shot #3- What Would You Say to Pope Francis?

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IMG_0232Welcome to Episode 3 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn

Today’s topic: What would you ask Pope Francis?

During the Festival of Families in Philadelphia, aka the Francis festival, I spoke to many women asking one question:  What would you like to say to Pope Francis?

I hope the Holy Father is listening!

At the end of the podcast listen for The Faithful Traveler, Diana von Glahn, and CatholicMom.com founder and popular author Lisa Hendey to weigh in with their thoughts.

Here are some of the responses that I also received on my Facebook page when I asked the same question:

Leticia from CT: Thank you for making the media notice those with special needs by your great example of love for them.

Melanie from MA: Thank you. I love you. Pray for me. We pray for you every day. My kids love you!

Linda from GA: “Thank you” –probably thru streaming teams, and then she would hug him.

Lyn from NC: Where do you get the energy and the strength to carry out such a packed schedule as you travel? And please pray for me as I’ll pray for you.

Ivanna from TX: You are in my prayers daily!

Tracey from MA: Thank you for living the truth!

Mary from LA: keep being brave by the power of the Holy Spirit and with Jesus Christ as your Savior you are making people uncomfortable – and converting hearts. Praise God! I love you Papa Francesco!

Elizabeth from NC: Holy Father, you had a couple of hard acts to follow and now you have created one yourself!

Carol from NY: Your beaming smile and gentle humor in Philly Saturday night personified God’s LOVE.


Links for this episode:

The World Meeting of Families

AW Espresso Shot #2: Reactions to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

 

 

 

 

 

Among Women 173: Reflecting on Rwanda, with Lisa Hendey

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Feb 11, 2014

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Elizabeth of Portugal

“Among Women” Guest: Lisa Hendey

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

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

This week 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.

Links for this episode:

Pat Gohn’s speaking events 

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Egan Fellowship at CRS

Donate to CRS

CRS Fair trade items

World View Wednesdays on Catholic Mom

Read Lisa Hendey’s Rwanda Journal on Catholic Mom (Note: some descriptions and images are rather disturbing, read with care if children are nearby.)

Catholic Mom.com

Article: “Rwanda: Forgiveness and Renewal Following 1994 Genocide” by Helen Blakesley

Article: “Love and Forgiveness after Rwanda Genocide” by Lane Hartill

Other shows of related interest:

Catholic TV’s Inter Nos with Lisa Hendey

 AW 114: Communing with the Saints, with Lisa Hendey

AW 56: A discussion about The Handbook for Catholic Moms, by Lisa Hendey

AW 27: Lisa Hendey and Pat Gohn discuss their surviving breast cancer

Reminders: 
Enter the free drawing for the rosary blessed by Pope Francis, by sending your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast Facebook page, or add them to the comments box below.
Image credit: Screen shot from Catholic TV’s Inter Nos

Among Women 153: Joy!

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December 14, 2012

This week’s episode:

This is a special edition of Among Women, where we depart from our normal format and take time to consider a subject more in depth, with input from our listening audience. In this episode I spend some time sharing on the subject of joy, and how J.O.Y. is an acronym for a Christian life that puts Jesus first, others second, and yourself last. I also share from Psalm 37 and spend a little bit of time unpacking what that psalm means to me.

I’m grateful that several listeners and former guests of Among Women phoned in and wrote to me about the subject of joy, and its a pleasure to add their voices to the podcast.

This is the last podcast for 2012, and I plan to return the week of January 7, 2013 with a new show.

A blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas to you!

Links for this episode:

Other shows of related interest:

Our three most popular episodes in 2012:

1. AW 151 : “The Midlife Madres” with Elizabeth Foss

2. AW 147: A Special Edition, “Welcome to the Year of Faith” with Pat Gohn

3. AW 140: “Saintly Perspectives on Healing Sexual Wounds” with Dawn Eden

My recent pilgrimage podcasts:

AW 137: “Back From Wherever I’ve Been” on my pilgrimage to Lourdes, France

AW 138: “The Two Hearts” on the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, France

AW 148: “Coming Home” while on Pilgrimage with Joanne McPortland

 Psalm 37: 3-9

[3] Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.
[4] Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
[5] Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act.
[6] He will bring forth your vindication as the light,
and your right as the noonday.
[7] Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over him who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!
[8] Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
[9] For the wicked shall be cut off;
but those who wait for the LORD shall possess the land.

 The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis

Reminders:

We have a free drawing this week for free books: Wrapped Up, by Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow, and for Elizabeth, a novel by Cheryl Dickow. Send your name to enter our drawings to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. The drawing will be held at 12 noon EST on Dec, 21, 2012.