Among Women Podcast #47

Today’s Topics:


“Blessed Are They”: The Woman at the Well (John 4)


“Among Women” Guest: “Margaret”, anonymously describes her life-long journey from being a victim of sexual abuse* to her eventual recovery and healing. She describes the four steps toward recovery: from being a victim, to being a survivor, to becoming a striver, and eventually, a thriver.


This program focuses on reconciliation and healing both in sacramental ways and in our making peace with our pasts.


*This program contains mature content and is not suitable for children. While no graphic or overt sexual language is used, it does mention sexual abuse of a child, teen and adult.


Links for this episode:


Books on healing and transformation mentioned by Pat:

Just Like Jesus, Max Lucado

Lord Have Mercy, Scott Hahn

The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri Nouwen


Retreat programs for women who have faced sexual abuse:

From Grief to Grace, in PA and British Columbia

Beyond Survival, St. Francis Retreat House, MI

Retreats in the Diocese of Austin, TX, a .pdf file

Dominican Retreat Center, NY


Find a Catholic therapist HERE.


Article on Recognizing and Understanding the Patterns of Behavior from Sexual Abuse, by — also podcasts and retreats found on this site. This is a Christian organization that ministers to woman from all faith traditions.


Catholic Conference March 19-21 in New Orleans, LA


Contact Pat Gohn via

or phone your feedback to 206-338-6077.(Note: new number!)


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