Among Women Espresso Shot #26: Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Welcome to Episode 26 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 

Every year, in the month of June, the Catholic Church calls us to increase our devotion the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This year, the feast day is Friday, June 8th. This short podcast is the sixth in a year-long series on the monthly devotions that the Church suggests for our prayer. Join me as I share thoughts from St. John Paul II, and St. Margaret Mary, on the Sacred Heart devotion in terms of the promises attached to the First Fridays, as well as the ideas for the Sacred Heart novena, and enthronement. Finally, we spend the last five minutes praying the Litany to the Sacred Heart.

Links for this episode:

Readings of the Day for the Feast of the Sacred Heart

9 First Fridays — prayers and instructions. Also at the same page are the list of 12 promises that Our Lord gave to St. Margaret Mary.

Novena to the Sacred Heart

Enthronement of the Sacred Heart

Litany of the Sacred Heart


Other podcasts of related interest:

AW 89: The Sacred Heart



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Among Women 162: Culture of Life Africa

June 13, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Margaret Mary

“Among Women” Guest: Uju Ekeocha

This week we talk with one Among Women listener about how she was blessed by the ministry of Among Women and how it deepened her faith and helped her discover how each woman is called to be a saint and be a force for good in the world. In this extended Among Women podcast, Uju Ekeocha describes her own growth in responding to what God is calling her, and us, to do to build a culture of life. A Catholic woman born and raised and educated in Nigeria, Africa, Uju is a Specialist Biomedical Scientist today in Canterbury, England, UK. Last year, her life began to change when her open letter of protest to Melinda Gates against proposed distribution of contraception to Africans in her country went viral and caught the attention of people around the world. The momentum  led Uju to form Culture of Life Africa, an initiative that has just held its first pro-life conference in Nigeria, and  is endorsed now by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Laity, and the bishops conference in Nigeria. All because one woman, motivated by her faith in God and love of life, spoke up against the encroaching culture of death.

Also on today’s show, we look at some of the writings of St Margaret Mary about the Sacred Heart of Jesus during this month that celebrates that devotion.

Links for this episode:

Book: Thoughts and Sayings of St Margaret Mary

Culture of Life Africa website

Culture of Life Africa Facebook page

Uju’s Open Letter to Melinda Gates

Pictures and blog posts from the Culture of Life Africa’s Mission and Conference in Nigeria

Other shows of related interest:

 AW 123: more from the writings of St Margaret Mary

AW 89: the life of St Margaret Mary Alacoque


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Photo at the top of the page from Culture of Life Africa.

Obianuju Ekeocha, founder of Culture of Life Africa

Obianuju Ekeocha, founder of Culture of Life Africa