Among Women 199: Beatitude = Being Like Jesus

November 30, 2015

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Frances Xavier Cabrini

“Among Women” Guest: Melanie Rigney

One part a meditation on the Beatitudes and one part a reflection on the lives of the saints, Melanie Rigney’s new book, Blessed Are You: Finding 9781616368807_mediumInspiration from Our Sisters in Faith, is the basis for our conversation today on how to live the beatitudes. In other words, it’s how to live like Jesus. Also in this episode, a profile on the life of St Frances Xavier Cabrini, and encouragement to tune into the Jubilee Year of Mercy coming Dec 8th.

Links for this episode:

Details for the Among Women 200 Giveaway (see below, too!)

Mother Cabrini’s order: Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jubilee Year of Mercy


Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith, by Melanie Rigney

Your Daily Tripod

My blog post about “meekness” on the Blessed Are You blog tour, plus links for other posts in this series.

Other shows of related interest:

AW 169: A Saintly Sisterhood, with Melanie Rigney

Reminder: 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:

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The Mary Pack!


The Saints Pack!


The Mom/Grandmom Pack!

Among Women 169: A Saintly Sisterhood

November 6, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: Mary as the Molder of Saints, with commentary by St Louis de Montfort and Edith Stein

“Among Women” Guest: Melanie Rigney

A “welcome back” show for Pat who chronicles her recent visit to EWTN to record TV shows with Johnette Benkovic of Women of Grace. (There’s also a radio interview that you can hear.)

Pat also announces a book sale at her website for Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious through December 15.

This week we feature a discussion about a brand new volume of women saints stories, Sisterhood of the Saints, compiled by author Melanie Rigney. This conversation was recorded seaside in Fort Lauderdale in September 28, 2013, during the National Council of Catholic Women’s annual convention. Listen for how you can win a copy of this keepsake-style book for yourself or someone you love.

Since we hear saint stories from Melanie in this show, instead of our usual saint segment in “Blessed are They”, this episode profiles the holy influence Mary has in forming saints (and us!) Listeners are encouraged to look to Mary for leadership in the spiritual life via Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary, as suggested in the writings of St Louis de Montfort and Edith Stein (later known as St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.)

Links for this episode:

Pat’s future events

Book sale! Signed copies of Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious on sale for $12!

True Devotion to Mary by St Louis de Montfort

Essays on Women (The Collected Works), by Edith Stein

33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr Michael Gaitley

Links for Melanie Rigney:

Sisterhood of the Saints by Melanie Rigney

When they Come Home: Ways to Welcome Returning Catholics, by Melanie Rigney

Living Faith devotional

Your Daily Tripod, a blog

Other shows of related interest:

AW 155: Woman, You are a Gift! (With inspiration from Edith Stein)

AW 32: A bio of Edith Stein, along with discussions on the feminine genius


Now through December 1, enter to win the free drawing to win Sisterhood of the Saints by Melanie Rigney!  Send your name and comments to Pat Gohn at, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page, or leave a comment in the combox below.