Among Women 172: Good Grief, God!

January 28, 2014

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church

“Among Women” Guest: Cheryl Amari Cheryl-with-creds

Grief and loss are a part of every woman’s life. This week Pat talks about her own recent struggles as we take a look at the process of grief with Cheryl Amari, of Grief, a grief educator with an MA in Pastoral Ministry. Listen as we discuss areas of grief particular to women and learn about ways to grieve through them. Also, Pat shares the wisdom, poetry, and music of Christian mystic and doctor of the Church, St Hildegard of Bingen.

Links for this episode:

Pat Gohn’s Patheos Column: “Lean In, Into the Chaos”

Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter elevating Hildegard of Bingen to Church Doctor

Selections read from St Hildegard found in the following:

Prayers of the Women Mystics by Rhonda Chervin

Incandescence by Carmen Butcher

Music: Veni Creator Spiritu, on YouTube, from recording The Origin of Fire by Anonymous 4.

Veni Creator Spiritu (Latin and English translations)

Grief Teach. com

Sample Grief Teach newsletter: “Packing for the Grief Journey: Six Essential Items” — you can sign up to receive these newsletters.

Other shows of related interest:

AW 152: This episode has more biographical information on the life of St Hildegard of Bingen.


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