Among Women 215: Prayer Companions

October 10, 2016

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: Blessed Maria Ludovico DeAngeliscatholic-moms-prayer-companion-285x400

“Among Women” Guests: Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard

Need a prayer companion for your motherhood vocation? has got you covered! Not only is a great source of inspiration and community for mothers, but its also a tour de force when it comes to book publishing, thanks to the ongoing work of CM founder and Catholic author, Lisa Hendey. This episode brings together Lisa Hendey and author-editor Sarah Reinhard together to discuss their latest collaboration with a cast of thousands, The Catholic Moms’ Prayer Companion: A book of daily reflections. 

I’m happy to have been a contributor to this book and give it my highest endorsement. Here’s some notes about it from the website:

 Whether you are a new or seasoned mom working in or outside of your home, this inspiring collection of reflections for every day of the year will help you

  • stay in touch with the seasons of the Church year;
  • remember Mary’s loving presence on her feast days;
  • keep company with both new and familiar saints;
  • see the spiritual meaning of secular holidays; and
  • make you smile with occasions such as Houseplant Appreciation Day and National Popcorn Day.

Each day begins with a brief quotation from scripture, saints, recent popes, or important spiritual writers. A personal reflection—written by contributors including Danielle Bean, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Lisa Mladinich, Elizabeth Scalia, Carolyn Woo, Mark Hart, and Jeff Young—focuses on some dimension of your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, or physical life. Each day also includes a brief prayer and a question or thought to ponder throughout the day.


Links for this episode:

Vatican bio for Blessed Maria Ludovica DeAngelis, and Pope John Paul II’s 2004 homily

The Catholic Mom Prayer Companion: A book of daily reflections

Books by Lisa Hendey

Books by Sarah Reinhard

Other shows of related interest:

AW 173: Reflecting on Rwanda with Lisa Hendey

AW 193: #PopeinPhilly and World Meeting of Families Recap with Lisa Hendey

AW 133: Communing with the Saints, with Lisa Hendey

AW 150: The Rosary and Pregnancy, with Sarah Reinhard

AW 135: Books for the Fun of It, with Sarah Reinhard


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Among Women 150: The Rosary and Pregnancy – Perfect Together!

November 9, 2012

This week’s episode: Our 150th episode!!

“Blessed are They”: Blessed John Paul II

“Among Women” Guest: Sarah Reinhard

Just how do the rosary and pregnancy go together? Well, they both nurture new life in us, both spiritually and biologically!

This week, our “Blessed are They” segment is a departure from our usual discussions about a woman saint, as we open Rosarium Virginis Mariae, the Apostolic Letter of Blessed John Paul II on the Most Holy Rosary, in honor of October, the month dedicated to the Rosary (when this podcast was originally slated to be released. But, given the superstore “Sandy”, our timeline was delayed.)

In our guest segment, I talk with longtime friend of AW,  Sarah Reinhard, and we share themes from her new book, A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism We talk about how the Blessed Mother assists and inspires a woman during the stages of pregnancy, and in preparation for having a child baptized. See below for our free drawing to win a copy of Sarah’s book.

Be sure to listen all the way to the end of the podcast to join me in praying for the storm victims in the Northeast.









Links for this episode:

Rosarium Virginis Mariae, an Apostolic Lettter on the Most Holy Rosary

Sarah Reinhard’s website, Snoring Scholar

Sarah Reinhard’s book A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism. 

Sarah Reinhard’s other titles.

Other shows of related interest:

AW 135: with Sarah Reinhard on Catholic Family Fun

AW 116: with Sarah Reinhard on prepping for Advent with children

AW 11: with Sarah Reinhard on her first visit to AW — one of our earliest episodes from 2009!


Enter our free drawing for Sarah Reinhard’s book by sending your name to Pat Gohn at, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page.