Among Women 169: A Saintly Sisterhood

November 6, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: Mary as the Molder of Saints, with commentary by St Louis de Montfort and Edith Stein

“Among Women” Guest: Melanie Rigney

A “welcome back” show for Pat who chronicles her recent visit to EWTN to record TV shows with Johnette Benkovic of Women of Grace. (There’s also a radio interview that you can hear.)

Pat also announces a book sale at her website for Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious through December 15.

This week we feature a discussion about a brand new volume of women saints stories, Sisterhood of the Saints, compiled by author Melanie Rigney. This conversation was recorded seaside in Fort Lauderdale in September 28, 2013, during the National Council of Catholic Women’s annual convention. Listen for how you can win a copy of this keepsake-style book for yourself or someone you love.

Since we hear saint stories from Melanie in this show, instead of our usual saint segment in “Blessed are They”, this episode profiles the holy influence Mary has in forming saints (and us!) Listeners are encouraged to look to Mary for leadership in the spiritual life via Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, as suggested in the writings of St Louis de Montfort and Edith Stein (later known as St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.)

Links for this episode:

Pat’s future events

Book sale! Signed copies of Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious on sale for $12!

True Devotion to Mary by St Louis de Montfort

Essays on Women (The Collected Works), by Edith Stein

33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr Michael Gaitley

Links for Melanie Rigney:

Sisterhood of the Saints by Melanie Rigney

When they Come Home: Ways to Welcome Returning Catholics, by Melanie Rigney

Living Faith devotional

Your Daily Tripod, a blog

Other shows of related interest:

AW 155: Woman, You are a Gift! (With inspiration from Edith Stein)

AW 32: A bio of Edith Stein, along with discussions on the feminine genius


Now through December 1, enter to win the free drawing to win Sisterhood of the Saints by Melanie Rigney!  Send your name and comments to Pat Gohn at, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page, or leave a comment in the combox below.

4 comments on “Among Women 169: A Saintly Sisterhood

  1. Cate says:

    This was the first of your podcasts that I’ve listened to and I can’t wait to find time for more!! I also am intrigued by this book! I’ll probably buy it anyway, but have a few sisters in Christ I would love to be able to give another copy to for Christmas if I could win one:)

    1. Pat says:

      Happy to have you along, Cate! You are in the drawing.

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