Among Women Podcast 239: Staying Connected, (plus a book drawing)

December 19, 2018

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: Our Lady of Guadalupe

“Among Women” Guests: Allison Gingras, Tiffany Walsh, and Deanna Bartalini

This episode offers an Advent reflection on the light of Christ, plus it examines the feast day and the icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Together we look at some of the Marian symbolism on the famous tilma of St. Juan Diego, as well as hear the consoling words of our Mother, Mary.

Our interview segment features a lively conversation with a panel of wonderful writers who have created the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women. 

Merry Christmas!!  Don’t miss your opportunity to place your name in the drawing for a 3-pack of the Stay Connected Journals OR the Great Adventure Bible! 


TO ENTER OUR RANDOM DRAWING: Just leave a comment below to enter, or send me an email at and tell me you wish to enter the drawing. There will be two winners selected after Jan. 1, 2019: One will receive the 3-Pack of all three Stay Connected Journals and one winner will receive the Great Adventure Bible. All entries must be received by 11:59pm Eastern on Dec. 31, 2018.


Links for this episode:

Stay Connect Journals for Catholic Women:

The Gift of Invitation: 7 Ways that Jesus Invites You to a Life of Grace

Exploring the Catholic Classics: How Spiritual Reading Can Help You Grow in Wisdom

Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control

Authors’ websites:

Allison Gingras’ website: Reconciled to You

Tiffany Walsh’s Life of a Catholic Librarian


The Great Adventure Bible from Ascension Press


Other shows of related interest:

AW 37: The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, plus a Christmas miracle for a family with a very sick baby

AW 188: Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood and Ours


Send your comments to Pat Gohn at, 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.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE DRAWING — enter through Dec. 31, 2018! Rules to enter are above in the green print.

Among Women 188: Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood and Ours

December 13, 2014

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: Our Lady of Guadalupe and Mary’s Spiritual Motherhood

“Among Women” Guest: Mary Matheus

This week we look at Mary’s spiritual maternity, her spiritual motherhood of the Church and of us! In our Blessed Our They segment I share some of the magisterial teaching on Mary’s spiritual maternity. In our Among Women segment, I speak with Mary Matheus, this year’s Treasurer of the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW). Together we talk about how the NCCW shines the light on the leadership of women in the Church and in the world.Screen Shot 2014-12-13 at 2.41.32 PM

The theme of spiritual motherhood is very dear to my heart, not only in terms of Mary’s spiritual motherhood in my life, but the spiritual motherhood that we women can exercise spiritual maternity in example of Mary’s role. She is the feminine genius par excellence, and I spend a few chapters on this subject in my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood.

As a special additional feature of today’s show, I’m sharing my keynote address to the NCCW’s business meeting at their annual conventional from September 2013. Be sure to listen to that talk after the interview with Mary Matheus.

Links for this episode:

Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium has a chapter on Mary

John Paul II’s encyclical on Mary

St Pius X’s encyclical on Mary 

Fr Enrique Llamas’ work on Mary that I quote is found in Mariology

National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW)

SQPN’s Catholic Podcasts: Catholic Weekend, and The Break with Fr Roderick

Pat’s book: Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

Other resources on Our Lady of Guadalupe from my blog, The Back Porch:

Words from Pope Benedict’s visit to Guadalupe

Patroness of the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe – numerous links here.

Other shows of related interest:

AW 37: The story of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s apparition to Juan Diego. This podcast also shares a lovely conversation about a Christmas miracle in a little boy’s life in time for Christmas.



A drawing for Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious — Send your comments to Pat Gohn at, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. This will be a random drawing for listeners with US mailing address. The contest will close on Dec 21, 2014.