Among Women 197: Badass Buddies and Pope Selfies – with Maria Morera Johnson

November 10, 2015

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Rose of Lima

“Among Women” Guest: María Morera Johnson

9781594736324.jpg.232xThis episode is one I’ve been waiting for all year! My friend, author and Catholic Weekend host María Morera Johnson, joins me for the Among Women interview. Maria brings some of the stories behind her new book, including how the book got its name:  My Badass Book of Saints: Courage Women Who Showed Me How to Live. This is one book that I hope many women will read, and a book I especially hope you’ll put in the hands of someone who may never pick up a book of saints otherwise.

In this conversation, my writing buddy and good friend gives us the background on how a word like “badass” got into the book’s title, and her own powerful lessons of how God has helped her  — and a variety of saints and impressive women — persevere under trials and hardships! Not only that, Maria talks about her recent pilgrimage to Cuba and her personal meeting with Pope Francis and other church leaders!

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Maria Johnson meet the Holy Father, Pope Francis, in Cuba. September 2015. Photo courtesy of Maria Morera Johnson. All rights reserved.

Links for this episode: 

My Badass Book of Saints by María Morera Johnson

Maria Johnson’s blog, and her article on Aleteia about the Pope selfie

Catholic Weekend podcast, with Maria Johnson and others

The book forewords written by Pat Gohn

The Women on the Way Conference, with Pat Gohn, Nov. 21 in Richmond, VA

Other shows of related interest:

AW 193: The recent show with Lisa Hendey and a recap of World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit in Philly.

AW 146: The Power of a Praying Friend with Maria Johnson


Celebrate Among Women’s 200th Episode, coming Dec 10th!!!
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Enter the free drawing by entering your comments below in the comment box, or email your comments and your voice memos to Pat Gohn at Comments for entry can also be left at the Among Women podcast facebook page. All names for the drawings must be in by Dec 9, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern. Winners will be announced on the Dec 10th podcast – Episode 200!
There are four prize packs possible to win:

The Feminine Genius Pack!


The Mary Pack!


The Saints Pack!


The Mom/Grandmom Pack!

8 comments on “Among Women 197: Badass Buddies and Pope Selfies – with Maria Morera Johnson

  1. Susan Craycraft says:

    Thank you Pat for your generosity and a great chance at some awesome books!

    1. Pat says:

      Hi Susan! So nice to have a longtime listener chime in! You’re entered!

  2. Donna Ayer says:

    Hi Pat and congratulations on your celebration of 200 episodes of Among Women podcast! Your podcasts are such a blessing in my life. There is plenty of media out there for us to watch and listen to but few that are as uplifting and faith filled as your podcasts. I find your segments on the saints very informative and I find myself asking for intercessions from so many saints that I came to know from your podcasts. In addition, your message about our feminine genius is so very much needed in this day and time. I find listening to your podcasts is a little oasis in the bombardment of negativity I find in many other media sources. Your podcasts are enlightening, educational, and spiritually uplifting and I so appreciate all your efforts as well as all your guests. And I look forward to the next 200 episodes!

    1. Pat says:

      Hi Donna,

      Thanks for your encouragement and support! You are entered for the drawing!

  3. Sister Sharon says:

    I just discovered Pinterest and discovered your podcast!
    200 episodes and I only found you today!
    I know I will be listening more often and sharing this podcast with our Book Club and
    Women’s Guild in our parish.
    Just your introduction to your books and Badass Book of Saints makes me want to win and read!!!
    Know of my prayers for continued blessings on your sacred work of helping women recognize the beauty of which God gave to them and called them to be!!! Each one so precious in His eyes!
    God bless
    Sister Sharon

    1. Pat says:

      Hello Sister! Thanks for entering the drawing and thanks especially for your prayers – I’m so blessed by them! And yes, with almost 200 episodes, you do have some catching up to do! But I hope it will be an enjoyable journey. Skip around and look in the sidebar for different saints and themes that we’ve covered and listen as you feel led!

  4. Deb Gleason says:

    I love your podcasts and am so glad you are posting them more consistently. It feels like a little community with all women, whether busy moms, empty nesters or single. The music is relaxing and topics always pertinent. I like to hear about the saints, good books and dealing with real life. So far I’ve heard up to #197. Congrats on #200 milestone.

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for the encouragement and for giving me the feedback on my new upload schedule. My life’s schedule is so very different from when I started back in 2009, but I’m happy that listeners are happy about our 10-20-30 schedule. (For those of you who don’t know, since September I’ve been trying to release AW on the 10th, 20th, and the 30th of each month. In the last year I had to juggle many priorities, and AW sometimes has unschedule hiatuses. This new schedule is working for me, and my guests, and I hope for all of you! =] )

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