October 30, 2014
This week’s episode:
“Blessed are They”: St Umilta (St Humility)
“Among Women” Guest: Leila Marie Lawler
This week we look at a keeping good company with Jesus in marriage and family life. After passing my 32nd wedding anniversary recently, I hope you don’t mind if I opine at length on some of the wisdom I’ve gained from the graces found in the Sacrament of Matrimony. In keeping with the gift of the home and family life, I’m also thrilled to be sharing an extended conversation with author and blogger Leila Marie Lawler about the book she co-wrote with David Clayton, The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home. We discuss making prayer the center of your daily family life by establishing a home altar, or little oratory, as a place to start celebrating the gift of the liturgical year in our families.
This episode also introduces the inspirations from the little known mystic-saint, St Umilta (or St Humility).
Links for this episode:
Pat Gohn: “On Faith, Grace, Sex, Kids, and Love after Three Decades”
Incandescence: 365 Readings with Women Mystics by Carmen Butcher
The Little Oratory: A Beginner’s Guide to Praying in the Home by David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler
Like Mother Like Daughter, blog with Leila Marie Lawler
The Way of Beauty, blog by David Clayton
Other shows of related interest:
AW 5: A very early episode that introduces ways mothers can join in prayer with other mothers
AW 54: Living the liturgical year
AW 77: A special edition on Prayer – listen as AW listeners talk about why prayer is important to them
AW 128: Praying with Times and Seasons – Daria Sockey introduces praying with the Liturgy of the Hours (the Divine Office)
14 comments on “Among Women 186: On Faith, Grace, and Prayer in Marriage and Family Life”
So grateful to have happened upon the podcast. Small changes made in our family have already proved to be incredibly fruitful. Thank you. God bless!
Thanks! You’re name is in our drawing for a copy of The Little Oratory!
Oh Pat…..thank you for this wonderful show with Leila. I so,so needed to hear an encouraging word today. I already have a copy of Leila’s beautiful book and am a follower of her blog, but winning a signed copy would be an honor. I also have your “bodacious” book! What a help it is too! God bless your work here!
Happy you could listen! I’ll add your name to the drawing!
Pat, Thanks for yet another amazing podcast. I loved all the suggestions mentioned from The Little Oratory book. Please enter me in the drawing for a chance to win a copy of it. And thanks for all your hard work on the podcasts. Please keep them coming. As a stay at home mom, I find your words, prayers and interviews always so inspiring. God bess.
Thanks for writing and sharing. You’re name is in the drawing, Jackie!
I loved this show!! When I first converted I was wondering how to do this…What a wonderful gift!!
The Little Oratory is now on my wish list!!
thanks Anne! Your name is in the drawing!
I’m new to your podcast! Thanks for the lovely interview with Leila. I listened and reflected as I conquered a huge pile of laundry! Look forward to making the cleaning more enjoyable with future podcasts!
Thanks for finding Among Women. You’re name is in the drawing!
Thanks so much for doing this interview and giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by to comment. You’re in the drawing!
Hello- I am interested in Leila’s book. Thank you.
You’re in the drawing. Thanks for coming by!
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