Among Women 194: The Thrill of the Chaste

October 10, 2015

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)


Dawn Eden

“Among Women” Guest: Dawn Eden

In this episode we examine the virtue of chastity with author of The Thrill of the Chaste, Dawn Eden. There is something in conversation for women in every vocation. Chastity needs cultivating in every state of life. Also in this show, in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary this month, a look at Edith Stein’s writings on the relationship between Mary and us.

Note to Parents: some of this subject matter may be a bit mature for children.

Links for this episode:

The Catholic DictionaryDawn_Eden_Thrill_of_the_Chaste_Catholic_Edition

Writings of Edith Stein Vol II

33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr Michael Gaitley

The Thrill of the Chaste by Dawn Eden

My Peace I Give You by Dawn Eden

The Dawn Patrol – Dawn Eden’s blog

Pope Francis’ message to youth

Other shows of related interest:

AW 140: Saintly Perspectives on Healing Sexual Wounds with Dawn Eden

AW 32: On this show from early archives, Dr Maureen Hearden discusses the feminine genius, plus a biography of Edith Stein/ St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

AW 155: “Woman, You are a Gift!” A look at our feminine genius, plus more from Edith Stein/ St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross


Check out the recent AW Espresso Shot podcasts here, here, and here.

Send your comments to Pat Gohn via the combox below, or email them at, or add them to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Find me on Twitter at @among_women or @PatGohn.

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.

Among Women 155: “Woman, You are a Gift!” A look at our feminine genius.

January 22, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“Among Women” Guest: Rebecca Ryskind Teti

This week we look at the amazing dignity of woman and the gift of physical and spiritual maternity. This is one of those programs that is really foundational — theologically — to the mission of Among Women. I’m so happy to share some of the “feminine genius” that you will find in the writings of a saint, and the writings of women today, who are inspired by the gospel and the bedrock of our Church’s social teaching — the dignity of the human person, and its subset of ideas that embraces the genius of womanhood.

I’m happy to welcome faith and culture writer Rebecca Ryskind Teti to this episode, as she shares her faith and the beauty of her intellect as she unpacks a chapter that she wrote on the subject of the Feminine Genius.

Also, today, on the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs Wade decision in the United States, I shared my debut piece in the Washington Post, and my subsequent radio interview of the same. We also pray the today’s part of the Nine Days novena for life.  Be sure to check all the links below for lots of good information.

Links for this episode:

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) — a bio found at the Vatican website

Rebecca Ryskind Teti’s column In Good Company

Coffee Talk on Catholic Digest

Style, Sex, and Substance, by Hallie Lord, with a chapter by Rebecca Ryskind Teti

“Respecting Women is Respecting Life” – my article in the Washington Post

Relevant Radio interview with Pat Gohn on the Washington Post article listed above


Nine Days for life novena


Other shows of related interest:

AW 32 on Edith Stein and Dr Maura Hearden on the feminine genius, Part Two. Part One is here on Aw 31.

AW 84:  with Hallie Lord on “Faith, Fashion, and Modesty”