Among Women 243: Be Brave in the Scared

July 10, 2019

In this episode:

“Blessed are They”: St. Teresa of Avila; St. Catherine of Siena

“Among Women” Guest: Mary Lenaburg

This episode offers a powerful conversation with Mary Lenaburg, author of Be Brave in the Scared that details her vocation as a wife and mother, with a particular emphasis on the faith and life lessons that accompanied her 22 years as Courtney’s mother. Mary’s daughter lived most of her life with profound disabilities, but her short life made a beautifully profound impact in the lives of those who knew her.

I also spend some time unpacking some of the Bible verses that have been anchors for me in times of fear, and, in the Blessed are They segment, I unpack inspiration from St. Teresa of Avila and St. Catherine of Siena.

Links for this episode:

Scripture verses shared by Pat:

Psalm 23; Psalm 27:1-3; Matthew 10: 28-31; 1 Peter 5:7

Wisdom from the Saints:

From St. Teresa of Avila:

Let nothing disturb you,

nothing cause you fear.

All things pass; God is unchanging.

Patience obtains all.

Whoever has God needs nothing else;

God alone suffices.”

Quotes from St. Catherine of Siena:

“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”

“Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.”

“…the soul always fears until she arrives at true love.” 

 

Conversation with Mary Lenaburg:

Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God during the Most Difficult Days in my Life by Mary E. Lenaburg

MaryLenaburg.com

 

Other shows of related interest:

AW 46: talks about St. Teresa of Avila

AW 101: talks about St. Teresa of Avila and women mystics

AW 4: talks about St. Catherine of Siena — from over 10 years ago!

AW 125: more with St. Catherine of Siena.

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:
Banner: Photo by Nicola Nuttall on Unsplash
Book: Courtesy of Ave Maria Press

Among Women 238: Becoming Cultural Mystics

November 26, 2018

This episode:

“Blessed are They”: St. Teresa of Avila’s Prayer of Preparation for Advent. Plus a bonus: An advent prayer for lapsed Catholics invoking St. John Paul II.

“Among Women” Guest: Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP

This episode invites us to become cultural mystics, and discover a deeper awareness of the sacred in our culture. Listen to this conversation with Sr. Nancy Usselmann, a Daughter of St. Paul, who is both an author of A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics — Theology of Popular Culture, as well as a vocalist with the Daughters of St. Paul Choir. We’ll learn and laugh as we explore the work of #medianuns –including their upcoming concert series: GLORIOUS NIGHT!

Plus, we’ll spend a few moments in prayer in preparation for Advent with the saintly words of Carmelite mystic, St. Teresa of Avila.

Links for this episode:

Advent Prayer of Preparation: St. Teresa of Avila

Advent Prayer for Lapsed Catholics

A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics — Theology of Popular Culture by Sr. Nancy Usselmann

#medianuns

Pauline Books and Media
(Find a book and media center near you.)

Daughters of St. Paul Choir Christmas concert series

BeMediaMindful.org

Other shows of related interest:

AW 96: Those Singing Nuns — with the Daughter of St. Paul Choir – a behind-the-scenes look at the sisters in the recording studio.

AW 131: New Life in Christ with Sr. Emily Beata Marsh, FSP

AW 143: Growing in Friendship with Jesus and His Queen, with Sr. Helena Burns, FSP

AW 189: Lead with Humility with Sr. Theresa Noble, FSP

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.

 Banner image credit: Daughters of St. Paul