Among Women 146: The Power of a Praying Friend

October 2, 2012

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Teresa of Avila

“Among Women” Guest: Maria Johnson

This week I welcome a longtime friend of the podcast, and personal friend of mine, Maria Johnson as a guest on Among Women. Maria Johnson is a blogger and the co-host at Catholic Weekend, as well as a member of the Board of Directors at SQPN. Together we talk about something that Christian friends might already do naturally, that is, to pray for one another. But what we specifically stress in this show is that we ought to try to pray with one another with regularity, especially as we move into the Year of Faith.

Also, Pat read portions of writings from St. Teresa Avila, one of the doctors of the Church, and a woman who prayed with her Divine Friend, Jesus, in our own lovely way.

Links for this episode:

Interior Castle, by St Teresa of Avila

Links for selections read from Avila:

Maria Johnson’s article on Our Lady of Charity

Maria Johnson’s blog, Another Cup of Coffee

Catholic Weekend podcast


“A.S.K. Ask, Seek, Knock: 3 Steps for Praying with Others” by Pat Gohn

Poem by Dinah Maria Mulock Craig about Friendship

Other shows of related interest:

AW 109: on St Teresa Avila

AW 46: on St Teresa’s Interior Castle

AW 62: with Maria Johnson

Pat with Maria Johnson, dining out al fresco in Boston, 2012.

Reminder: Don’t forget to send Pat your comments on what brings you joy…or where you find joy… to be used in a future Special Edition podcast. Write in to or record your comments at 206-426-1260.

8 comments on “Among Women 146: The Power of a Praying Friend

  1. “Teach me the glorious lesson that I can occasionally be mistaken.”

    OOF. That fits perfectly right into how my week has gone so far…

    this was excellent! thanks for serving us fellow Catholic women.

  2. Christi T. says:

    Thank you Pat and Begs! I just got to listen to this podcast and I have to say: I’m sharing it with my prayer group friends and challenging us all to continue in the path that brought us together, by renewing our prayers for one another, so that we may “mindfully” pray for each other and all our intentions. We just began our study for the year of faith, and we are committed to go hand-in-hand as praying friends. Thanks again for sharing your journey with us!

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