Among Women 186: On Faith, Grace, and Prayer in Marriage and Family Life

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 HomeWe discuss making prayer the Unknowncenter 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)


Enter the drawing for to receive a signed copy of The Little Oratory! Send your name and comments to Pat Gohn at, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or leave your feedback in the comment box below. All entries must be received by midnight EST, November 10, 2014.


14 comments on “Among Women 186: On Faith, Grace, and Prayer in Marriage and Family Life

  1. McKenzie Haskell says:

    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!

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks! You’re name is in our drawing for a copy of The Little Oratory!

  2. Ona says:

    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!

    1. Pat says:

      Happy you could listen! I’ll add your name to the drawing!

  3. Jackie Whiteside says:

    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.

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for writing and sharing. You’re name is in the drawing, Jackie!

  4. Ann says:

    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!!

    1. Pat says:

      thanks Anne! Your name is in the drawing!

  5. Meredith says:

    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!

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for finding Among Women. You’re name is in the drawing!

  6. Laura says:

    Thanks so much for doing this interview and giveaway!

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for stopping by to comment. You’re in the drawing!

  7. Jame Castillo says:

    Hello- I am interested in Leila’s book. Thank you.

    1. Pat says:

      You’re in the drawing. Thanks for coming by!

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