Among Women 184: Show Me, Lord, That I’m Beautiful

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September 26, 2014

This episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Catherine of Siena

“Among Women” Guest: Michelle Ducker

This week, in our first segment, we look at a miraculous conversion story from the life of St Catherine of Siena wrought through the power of prayer. In a similar vein, in our second segment, we meet a modern woman with her own story of transformation.

Life with Jesus Christ has the power to change every aspect of our lives. University of Miami Campus Minister Michelle Ducker candidly shares her life and work in this extended interview. Michelle’s story shows us that when we let Jesus do the heavy lifting, he’ll heal our hearts and minds and bring us joy, truth, and true beauty — the kind that shines from the inside out! Michelle reflects on several years of her life, including her walking away from a modeling career, dealing with illness, and wrestling with body and self-image issues. Today she shares what she has overcome in and through Christ, and how she walks with others so that they may experience friendship in Christ, and discover true beauty and love.

Links for this episode:

Catherine of Siena by Singred Unsted

St Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center at University of Miami

Michelle Ducker suggests:

The Liturgy of the Hours

Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

The Newman Connection

Other shows of related interest:

AW 4:   More on the biography of St Catherine (and here one of the early podcasts where I’m still a newbie in podcasting!)

AW 55:  More on the biography of St Catherine

AW 144:  A reading from the Dialogue of St Catherine

AW 125:  yeah, St Catherine, again.

Reminders:

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Among Women 144: The Single Life Survival Guide

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September 12, 2012

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St. Catherine of Siena

“Among Women” Guest: Emily Stimpson

This week, I recap my hiatus from AW with details about the Catholic New Media Conference, and seeing my book get some pre-release attention at the Catholic Markeing Network.*

Then, we look at the lives of two single women who are separated by a few centuries. In the “Blessed Are They” segment, we meet St. Catherine of Siena, a Dominican tertiary, in her words of The Dialogue, and get a look inside the heart of a saint. In our “Among Women” segment we meet Emily Stimpson, author of The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolds of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right. Our conversation looks inside a few of the chapters of this wise and witty book.

Emily Stimpson’s book

Links for this episode:

The Dialogue, online version

Emily Stimpson’s book,  website, and articles.

Thomas Aquinas’ prayer

Other shows of related interest:

AW 4: More on the biography of St Catherine (and here one of the early podcasts where I’m still a newbie in podcasting!)

AW 55: More on the biography of St Catherine

AW 125: yeah, St Catherine, again.

Reminders:

You are invited to participate in an upcoming AW Special Edition on Joy… Send your comments to Pat Gohn about where you find joy or how you find joy in life…. send your thoughts to amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or record your feedback at the AW voicemail line at 206-436-1260.
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Your truly, in front of the promotional banner for my book, due out next spring.