Among Women 170: Holy Souls, Holy Bones, and Giving Thanks

November 20, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St. Agatha Kim

“Among Women” Guest: Emily Stimpson

In this episode, as we roll through this month of saints and souls, we discuss the ordinary impact that theology of body can make on our everyday, with Emily Stimpson, author of the new book These Beautiful Bones. Of note, we discuss the goodness of spiritual fatherhood and motherhood, and the joy of food!

Also in this episode, I cover the martyrdom of St Agatha Kim of Korea, thanksgiving prayers, and a reminder to read Pope Francis’ encyclical, Lumen Fidei. 

Links for this episode:

 Emily Stimpson’s website – look for her writing at Catholic Vote and elsewhere on the web!

These Beautiful Bones by Emily Stimpson

Pat Gohn’s series at Patheos on Francis’ Lumen Fidei:

Intro, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4.

American Catholic’s prayers of thanksgiving

Other shows of related interest:

AW 144: The Single Life Survival Guide with Emily Stimpson


“Like” the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or find Pat Gohn on Twitter: @Pat Gohn or @among_women
Photo credit:  en.wikipedia.  2006-11-13 17:10 Stanthejeep 1280×960×??? (1154128 bytes) * Description: Capuchin Crypt * Source: Photo by [[User:Stanthejeep|stanthejeep]] * Date: June 18, 2006 * Location: Rome, Italy. Near Barbarini Square * Author: [[User:Stanthejeep|stanthejeep]] == Licensing == {{cc-by-sa-2.5}}

Among Women 144: The Single Life Survival Guide

September 12, 2012

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St. Catherine of Siena

“Among Women” Guest: Emily Stimpson

This week, I recap my hiatus from AW with details about the Catholic New Media Conference, and seeing my book get some pre-release attention at the Catholic Markeing Network.*

Then, we look at the lives of two single women who are separated by a few centuries. In the “Blessed Are They” segment, we meet St. Catherine of Siena, a Dominican tertiary, in her words of The Dialogue, and get a look inside the heart of a saint. In our “Among Women” segment we meet Emily Stimpson, author of The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolds of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right. Our conversation looks inside a few of the chapters of this wise and witty book.

Emily Stimpson’s book

Links for this episode:

The Dialogue, online version

Emily Stimpson’s book,  website, and articles.

Thomas Aquinas’ prayer

Other shows of related interest:

AW 4: More on the biography of St Catherine (and here one of the early podcasts where I’m still a newbie in podcasting!)

AW 55: More on the biography of St Catherine

AW 125: yeah, St Catherine, again.


You are invited to participate in an upcoming AW Special Edition on Joy… Send your comments to Pat Gohn about where you find joy or how you find joy in life…. send your thoughts to, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or record your feedback at the AW voicemail line at 206-436-1260.

Your truly, in front of the promotional banner for my book, due out next spring.