Among Women 198 The Beauty and Mission of Mature Womanhood

November 20, 2015

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Thérèse of Lisieux

“Among Women” Guest: Lisa Mladinich

This week we look at the blessings and challenges of midlife and beyond. This is a great take on the feminine genius and how women become more beautiful — not less! — as they age. Join author and amazing catechist, Lisa Mladinich, and I as we discuss the heavenly sides of dealing with our own mortality, and rediscover our mission in God’s plan as we discuss themes from her new book, True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life.

Links for this episode: 9781616369071_medium

Links for Lisa Mladinich:

True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life by Lisa Mladinich

Amazing Catechists

Booklets for catechists

Water Into Wine Blog

Other shows of related interest:

AW 43: Lisa Mladinich tells her conversion story. Find out how Lisa went from being an actress to a catechist.

AW 78: Lisa Mladinich shares what it means to be an amazing catechist.

AW  151 with Elizabeth Foss, an installment of the “Midlife Madres”

AW 157 with Barb Barb Szyszkiewicz, another “Midlife Madres”episode


Celebrate Among Women’s 200th Episode, coming Dec 10th!!!
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Enter the free drawing by entering your comments below in the comment box, or email your comments and your voice memos to Pat Gohn at Comments for entry can also be left at the Among Women podcast facebook page. All names for the drawings must be in by Dec 9, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern. Winners will be announced on the Dec 10th podcast – Episode 200!
There are four prize packs possible to win:

The Feminine Genius Pack!


The Mary Pack!


The Saints Pack!


The Mom/Grandmom Pack!


Among Women 193: A special edition AKA the MINI recap of the #PopeInPhilly

October 1, 2015

“Among Women” Guests:  Lisa Hendey, and Pat Gohn, inside Pat’s ’14 Mini Cooper on the drive home.

In this episode:

This is an extended special edition podcast with a recap of what we found most meaningful during our week in Philadelphia attending the World Meeting of Families and the Papal Mass with Pope Francis.

This rambling conversation took place IN a MINI, but folks, it ain’t a mini conversation. It clocks in at 90 minutes.We are two friends in real life who love to travel together and gab!

Buckle up as we take the drive home and record this podcast examining World Meeting talks, homilies, the city of Philadelphia, music by Matt Maher and Andrea Bocelli, praying with saints, the people we met, and the fun we had with the global convention known as the World Meeting of Families that sparked the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the US.

Pope Francis preaching at the Mass on Ben Franklin Highway. 9.27.15. Photo courtesy of Diana von Glahn.

Pope Francis preaching at the Mass on Ben Franklin Highway. 9.27.15. (Photo courtesy of Diana von Glahn. All rights reserved. Used with permission.) (Click for larger view.)

Links for this episode:

World Meeting of Families Website

Fr Robert Barron’s series “Priest, Prophet, and King”

Independence Hall, National Park Service, in Philadelphia

Lisa Hendey’s Chime Travelers book series for children

Lisa Hendey’s Aleteia article on Francis in DC

Lisa Hendey’s website

My book at Ave Maria Press

Lisa’s books at Ave Maria Press

Humanum’s short films

Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Full texts for Pope Francis’ homilies and speeches

Diana von Glahn’s The Faithful Traveler


Other shows of related interest:

AW Espresso Shot #2: Reactions from the World Meeting of Families

AW Espresso Shot #3: What would you ask Pope Francis?


Among Women 165: A Theology of Women and New Feminism Beneath a Guiding Star

August 24, 2013

This episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Therese of Lisieux

“Among Women” Guest: Leah Jacobson

Leah Jacobson

Leah Jacobson

This week we look at the recent news of Pope Francis’ comments about a” theology of women in the church.” I share my reactions, and my recent writing on the subject. I’m also grateful to introduce Leah Jacobson in our “Among Women” segment. Her faith and vision helped to found The Guiding Star Project.

In the “Blessed Are They” segment, I read from St Therese’s Story of a Soul where she describes herself as the “the little flower” and how we find our identity within God’s “garden”.

Among Women takes the 33 Day Challenge to Pray the Rosary, sponsored by Real Men Pray the Rosary!

Links for this episode:

Transcript of Pope Francis’ Comments on “theology of women” as well as other subjects.

Pat’s Washington Post Op-Ed: “A Theology of Women? What Did Francis Mean?” and other articles on the subject.

Pat’s book: Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

John Paul II’s Mulieris Dignitatem (“On The Dignity and Vocation of Women”) and Letter to Women

Paul VI’s Address to Women

Story of a Soul – The Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux

The Guiding Star Project Website and Facebook page

Leah Jacobson’s Review of Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

A prayer to St Therese, the little flower

Real Men Pray the Rosary 33 Day Challenge, plus my review of the book Real Men Pray the Rosary.

Other shows of related interest:

AW 155: “Woman, you are gift!” – A look at our feminine genius.

AW 31 and 32: A two-part discussion with Dr Maura Hearden, PhD Theology on the dignity of women and the feminine genius


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