Among Women 155: “Woman, You are a Gift!” A look at our feminine genius.

January 22, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“Among Women” Guest: Rebecca Ryskind Teti

This week we look at the amazing dignity of woman and the gift of physical and spiritual maternity. This is one of those programs that is really foundational — theologically — to the mission of Among Women. I’m so happy to share some of the “feminine genius” that you will find in the writings of a saint, and the writings of women today, who are inspired by the gospel and the bedrock of our Church’s social teaching — the dignity of the human person, and its subset of ideas that embraces the genius of womanhood.

I’m happy to welcome faith and culture writer Rebecca Ryskind Teti to this episode, as she shares her faith and the beauty of her intellect as she unpacks a chapter that she wrote on the subject of the Feminine Genius.

Also, today, on the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs Wade decision in the United States, I shared my debut piece in the Washington Post, and my subsequent radio interview of the same. We also pray the today’s part of the Nine Days novena for life.  Be sure to check all the links below for lots of good information.

Links for this episode:

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) — a bio found at the Vatican website

Rebecca Ryskind Teti’s column In Good Company

Coffee Talk on Catholic Digest

Style, Sex, and Substance, by Hallie Lord, with a chapter by Rebecca Ryskind Teti

“Respecting Women is Respecting Life” – my article in the Washington Post

Relevant Radio interview with Pat Gohn on the Washington Post article listed above


Nine Days for life novena


Other shows of related interest:

AW 32 on Edith Stein and Dr Maura Hearden on the feminine genius, Part Two. Part One is here on Aw 31.

AW 84:  with Hallie Lord on “Faith, Fashion, and Modesty”






2 comments on “Among Women 155: “Woman, You are a Gift!” A look at our feminine genius.

  1. Tami Kiser says:

    Hey, Pat. Wish I could listen more often. I am trying to figure out the best way to do that.
    When do you think most busy women listen to podcasts like these?

    1. Pat says:

      Lots of folks listen on their smart phones and tablets nowadays. On commutes. While doing chores. I have one lady tell me I’m her “company” when she walks.

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