This week on Among Women we explore the reflections of author and CatholicMom.com founder Lisa Hendey as she talks about a troubling subject: the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Although this conversation is challenging, in terms of the devastating horror of genocide, and its continued threat in the modern world, it is also one of hope and the grace of forgiveness amid deep sorrow. Lisa explains the opportunity she had as a recipient of the Egan Fellowship from Catholic Relief Services, to visit Rwanda last fall. She details the effect the mission had on her, and the seeming miraculous graces she found there amidst pain and heartbreak.
I’m also happy to share a short selection from Lisa Hendey’s 2011 book, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms, and I’m featuring the story of St Elizabeth of Portugal, a Catholic wife and mother, matriarch and noblewoman from the 13th century.
Listen to this episode of Among Women.