Among Women Espresso Shot #35: Praying, Sacrificing, and Reparation

Welcome to Episode 35 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: Praying, Sacrificing, and Reparation

In this espresso shot, I focus on the prayers of the Angel at Fatima to the visionaries … which have great power to help heal the church and the world, and, us.  

We see and experience trouble in the world, trouble in the Church … this is a deep call for Catholics to do the heaving lifting in terms of prayer, sacrifice, and reparation for the love of Jesus, for the conversions of those who are far from him, and to offer reparation for the sins and offenses against the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (Here’s an informative video about reparation and Eucharistic devotion, including a conversation with the recently deceased, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, an expert on this subject. His book on Fatima is highly recommended by me.)

 

Information for the 2 prayers from the Angel of Fatima offered in this episode:

    1. Angel Prayer / Pardon Prayer (From the first apparition of the Angel at Fatima, Spring, 1916)

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You!

Another common translation of this prayer in English is this:

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love you! I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You!

Pray either one!

2. Here is the Angel’s prayer from his third visit to the children of Fatima in the Fall of 1916:

Most Holy Trinity, Father,  Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore YOU profoundly, and I offer You the precious he most precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He Himself is offended. And through the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners. 

Another common translation of this prayer in English is this:

O Most holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I adore you profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners. 

Pray either one!

 

Other podcasts of related interest:

AW 7: Listen to one of the first Among Women podcasts describing my pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal

AW 223: #Fatima100 and Mary’s Way – This episodes looks at the 100th anniversary of the miracles and apparitions of Fatima.

AW Espresso Shot 12: My Rosary Story

AW 133: A short profile on Jacinta Marto, one of the young children of Fatima. (She will be canonized by Pope Francis in Fatima on May 13!)

 

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter at @PatGohn or @among_women. If you like what we do here at Among Women, please promote this podcast in your social media circles, in your church bulletin, or leave a positive review and rating over on our iTunes page.

Among Women 241: A Personal Relationship with Mary

May 9, 2019

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: Mary as our Spiritual Mom

“Among Women” Guest: Maria Morera Johnson

It’s May! It’s Mary’s month — and the month whereby we in the U.S. celebrate mothers!  This episode of Among Women has it all!  Pat shares about some of her personal history with Mary both from her book, All In, and a recent article in Catholic Digest. Then enjoy a wonderful conversation with Pat’s friend and prayer buddy, Maria Morera Johnson, about devotion to Mary under the title of Our Lady of Charity, the patroness of Cuba. Maria’s latest book is  Our Lady of Charity.  Learn about the history and the symbols related to this Cuban story of faith, family, and Mary’s particular love for each of us — it will be worth your time!

Many Mary-related resources are below!

Links for this episode:

Look for Pat’s article “The Power of Our Praying Mom: Mary” in Catholic Digest, May 2019.

All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters by Pat Gohn

Our Lady of Charity: How a Cuban Devotion to Mary Helped me Grow in Faith and Love by Maria Morera Johnson

Maria Johnson’s blog

Other shows of related interest:

Podcasts about Mary:

AW 7: My pilgrimage to Fatima
AW 83: More about Mary
AW 188: Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood and Ours
AW 223: #Fatima100 and Mary’s Way
AW 224: Undoer of Knots & Mary’s Touch
AW Espresso Shot 12: My Rosary Story
AW Espresso Shot 25: Devotion to Mary
AW Espresso Shot 30: Devotion to the Rosary

Podcasts with Maria Morera Johnson:

AW 146: The Power of a Praying Friend
AW 197: Badass Buddies and Pope Selfies
AW 230: Wonder Women

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter at @PatGohn or @among_women. If you like what we do here at Among Women, please promote this podcast in your social media circles, in your church bulletin, or leave a positive review and rating over on our iTunes page.

Image Credits: Courtesy of Ave Maria Press

Among Women Espresso Shot #29: Seven Sorrows of Mary

Welcome to Episode 29 of Among Women “Espresso Shot”
– a short strong coffee break of faith sharing and teaching from Pat Gohn.

Today’s topic: Seven Sorrows of Mary

This is the 9th installment in a 12-part series on the monthly church devotions. In September we honor the Seven Sorrows of Mary. This is a great time to engage Mary our Mother — as we lift our sorrows to her. She knows us and she understands. We can take comfort in Mary’s strength that is found at the foot of the Cross.

With the ever-expanding church sex-abuse scandals we are currently witnessing in the news, the call to devotion to Mary under her patronage of Our Lady of Sorrows, and to meditation upon the Seven Sorrows of Mary is very poignant, indeed.

Pray! Pray! Pray!

Links for this episode:

The Seven Sorrows of Mary are:

1. The Prophecy of Simeon: (Luke.2:34-35)

2. The Flight into Egypt: (Matthew 2:13)

3. The Loss of the Holy Child at Jerusalem for three days: (Luke 23: 27-31)

4. Meeting Jesus as he carries his Cross to Calvary: (Luke 23: 27-31)

5. Standing at the Foot of the Cross: (John 19:25-30)

6. Jesus is taken down from the Cross: (John 19:31-37)

7. The Burial of Jesus: (John 19:38-42)

Servites order – Friar Servants of Mary, USA Province

Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago

Via Matris — The Way of Our Sorrowing Mother: meditations on the Seven Sorrows of Mary

Stabat Mater — well known hymn, that is also the sequence at the liturgy on Sept. 15.

 

Other podcasts of related interest:

AW 112: What I Love about the Rosary

AW Espresso Shot #28: Devotion to the Immaculate Heart

AW 25: An early show from 2009 that explores Our Lady of Sorrows

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A word to survivors of sexual abuse, and their friends…

Over the years I’ve been producing the Among Women Podcast, I’ve recorded some conversations about this important subject that may be some support and help.

They are:

AW 79: Overcoming the Trauma of Sexual Abuse

AW 140: Saintly Perspectives on Healing Sexual Wounds

AW 47: From Victim to Survivor to Striver to Thriver

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter at @PatGohn or @among_women. If you like what we do here at Among Women, please promote this podcast in your social media circles, in your church bulletin, or leave a positive review and rating over on our iTunes page.

Image credits: Pat Gohn

Among Women 231: The Time is Now for the Rosary

October 30, 2017

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: Saints who loved Mary and the Rosary

“Among Women” Guest: Gretchen Crowe

This episode centers on Mary and the Rosary, as we conclude October, the month of the Rosary. I’m delighted to welcome my guest, Gretchen Crowe, of OSV, and the editor of a new book, Why the Rosary, Why Now? The book really makes a strong case for taking up the Rosary as a daily devotion. This podcast also shines a light on some of my favorite saints and their perspectives on Mary as a mother, and the power of the Rosary.

 

Links for this episode:

Why the Rosary, Why Now? by Gretchen Crowe

Scriptural Rosary

Catechist.com

 

Other shows of related interest:

AW 112: What I love about the rosary

AW Espresso Shot 12: My rosary story

AW 94: Ringing Around the Rosary, with Jennifer Willits of the Rosary Army

AW 150: The Rosary and Pregnancy, with Sarah Reinhard

 

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter at @PatGohn or @among_women. If you like what we do here at Among Women, please promote this podcast in your social media circles, in your church bulletin, or leave a positive review and rating over on our iTunes page.

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Among Women 211: Kicking Those Little Sins

June 2, 2016

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: Saints who love Mary

“Among Women” Guest: Elizabeth Scalia

In this episode, I welcome author and editor Elizabeth Scalia back to Among Women and we talk about that uncomfortable Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 1.14.10 AMsubject: sin. But hey, that’s real.  We have to confront the fact that even little sins can have a negative cumulative effect. Join us for a thorough discussion of the themes of Scalia’s new book: Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking our Bad Habits before They Kick Us.

Links for this episode:

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Book, Edited by Lisa Hendey and Sarah Reinhard

Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ’s Passion through the Eyes of Women, Edited by Kelly Wahlquist

The Memorare Prayer

Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking our Bad Habits before They Kick Us ,  by Elizabeth Scalia

Strange Gods, by Elizabeth Scalia

Aleteia

Other shows of related interest:

AW 167: Taking Issue with Idols with Elizabeth Scalia

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter at @PatGohn or @among_women. If you like what we do here at Among Women, please promote this podcast in your social media circles, in your church bulletin, or leave a positive review and rating over on our iTunes page.

 

 

 

Among Women 179: Momnipotent! With Danielle Bean

May 6, 2014

This episode:

“Blessed are They”: Mary as Mother to us all

“Among Women” Guest: Danielle Bean

This episode is dedicated to mothers — the physical and spiritual mothers in all of us. We celebrate the coming of Mother’s Day by exploring danielle_beanthe idea of Mary as a mother to us all. Then in our conversation, I welcome author and editor of Catholic Digest, Danielle Bean, who discusses her new book and study: Momnipotent! The not-so perfect guide to Catholic Motherhood.  This great new book is for Moms who are busy raising families.

Links for this episode:

Relevant Radio, Drew Mariani Show, look for May 7, 2014 podcast

The Good Catholic Life, on WQOM radio. Look for May 9, 2014 podcast

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious by Pat Gohn

 The World’s First Love by Fulton Sheen

Prayer to Mary, attributed to St John Paul II in Christifidelis Laici

Momnipotent by Danielle Book (book)

Momnipotent Study online (online discussion)

Momnipotent Resources (group study materials – DVDs, workbooks and more)

Webinar with Danielle Bean

Other books by Danielle Bean

Catholic Digest magazine

Article by Pat Gohn in Catholic Digest describing spiritual motherhood

Other shows of related interest:

AW 71: Small Steps for Catholic Moms, with Danielle Bean and Elizabeth Foss

AW 5: Moms Groups: two different models for prayer and sharing Mom to Mom

AW 67: What I Love about Mary

Reminders:

Send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. Or follow Pat on Twitter @PatGohn, or the show at @among_women.

Among Women 178: New Life in Christ

April 29, 2014

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: Mary and Mary Magdalene

“Among Women” Guest: “TJ”

This week we look at the joy of redemption — the gift of new life in Christ. As we pass into Eastertide we reflect on the “happy fault” that brings us such a great Redeemer. God’s plan is that all of us would know his love for us. In the Gospels we see sinners who repent readily and find new life in Christ. One such sinner is Mary Magdalene. In this episode, I read an excerpt from my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, in which I share thoughts about the two Mary’s standing side-by-side at the Cross — Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene.

In our conversation segment I have an animated discussion with “TJ” a young married working mom who shares her journey of transformation. TJ tells the story of how an unplanned pregnancy became the impetus to turn her life around from selfishness to love… leading to a faith that holds fast to the goodness of every day, and the promise of everlasting life. Don’t miss this young woman’s inspiring testimony on how God never gives up on us, and offers a new start whenever we encounter Christ in the sacraments — especially in reconciliation and the Eucharist.

Links for this episode:

Read and listen to the Exsultet chanted in this video

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, by Pat Gohn

Reminders:

Enter the free drawing for Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious by May 1 here. Or, send your comments to Pat Gohn at amongwomenpodcast@me.com, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page.

Among Women 160: Mary’s “astonishing” Motherhood

May 1, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: The Marriage of Mary and Joseph

“Among Women” Guest: Katherine Robinson Coleman

This week, as we enter May, the month that honors the motherhood of Mary, and Mothers Day, we look at the obedience and faith of St Joseph as it intersects the life and faith of Mary.

Then my guest, Katherine Coleman shares a touching story or two about raising her autistic son, Matthew, now 24.

I also give a brief recap on where I’ve been these last several weeks.

 

Links for this episode:

Audioboo files for the audio tour through Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Ten Bodacious Basics, Ten Minutes at a Time

Redemptoris Custos

The Autism Society

Autism Speaks

SQPN announces the Catholic New Media Conferences for 2013 

Update 7.28.13: Katherine Coleman shared this link about jobs being created in South Bend, IN, for adults with autism – featuring her son, Matt. There is a video of the story at that link as well.

 

Among Women 158: Greeting our new Pope, plus meet “Theologian Mom”!

March 16, 2013

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Mary Major

“Among Women” Guest: Angela Franks

We conclude this history-making week with a podcast that looks back on the election of our new pope, Francis, formerly known as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina. Plus in our first segment I discuss the significance of the Pope’s early morning visit on day one to pray before Our Blessed Mother at her basilica in Rome, St Mary Major. I also give some of the history of Mary and that basilica as I discuss some of its interior treasures in our first segment.

Salus Populi Romani - a much venerated icon of Our Lady with the Child Jesus (found in St Mary Major)

Salus Populi Romani – a much venerated icon of Our Lady with the Child Jesus (found in St Mary Major)

In our second segment, I’m happy to introduce Angela Franks, PhD, theology professor and moral theologian — whose twitter handle is “@theologianmom”. Together we talk about some of Angela’s professional interests regarding the eugenic legacy of Margaret Sanger and its harmful longterm impact on our culture, as well as our attitudes toward our bodies, sexuality, contraception, and good health.

We also explore the Catholic Church’s position on a new feminism that speaks of the beauty of the human person, and of women in particular. We cover why the Church continues to oppose contraception and upholds NFP (methods for natural family planning), and why our personal trust in God is key to fuller Christian life.

Links for this episode:

Fr Roderick’s You Tube Video: “Habamus Papam”

SQPN giving campaign — please donate!

Pope Francis’ message to the Cardinals

Pat Gohn’s blog post: “Pope Francis Day One – Among Women-style – The gifts of Mary, womanhood, and the new evangelization.”

St Mary Major’s website — many photos and other interactive information

Catholic Mom’s Lenten initiative for bring A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy by Sarah Reinhard to pregnancy care centers around the USA.

Angela and David Frank’s blog

Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE), Archdiocese of Boston

Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Feminine Fertility by Angela Franks

Women, Sex, and the Church by Erika Bachiochi

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood  by Pat Gohn — is now available!

Other shows of related interest:

AW 98: “Women, Sex, and the Church” with Erika Bachiochi

 

 

Among Women 143: Growing in Friendship with Jesus and His Queen

August 16, 2012

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: The Queenship of Mary

“Among Women” Guest: Sr. Helena Burns, FSP

This week we look at the theology behind the Queenship of Mary, a liturgical feast day on August 22, as well as a spiritual principle in the lives of Catholic Christians. My guest this week is author/blogger/film producer Sr. Helena Burns from the Daughters of St. Paul. Sr Helena introduces her new book, He Speaks to You. Join us as we talk about growing in love with Jesus by finding ways to relate to Him each day. Also listen for information about the forthcoming documentary, James Alberione, Media Apostle.

Links for this episode:

Article: “Advocate and Queen”- Part One, Part Two,  by Dr. Edward Sri.

He Speaks to You, by Sr. Helena Burns

Hell Burns – blog

Daughters of St. Paul Vocations Information

Movie: James Alberione, Media Apostle. (Donate here.)

SQPN’s Catholic New Media Conference

Other Shows of Related Interest:

Previous Among Women episodes featuring the Daughters of St. Paul:

  • AW #96:  ~ with the Daughter of St. Paul Choir – a behind-the-scenes look at the sisters in the recording studio, and an explanation of their mission.
  • AW #64:  ~ with Sr. Anne Flanagan FSP with a superb catechesis about the Angelus Prayer.
  • AW #57:   ~ with Sr. Kathryn Hermes FSP on dealing with depression
  • AW #58:  ~ with Sr. Kathryn Hermes FSP on contemplative prayer
  • AW #114: ~ Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, a Pauline editor in children’s books
  • AW #131: ~ with Sr. Emily Marsh FSP, a newly-professed sister shares her vocation story
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The Among Women Podcast and the Among Women Blog will be on summer hiatus for a few weeks and will return the week after Labor Day.