Celebrate Among Women’s “200th” episode by entering to win 1 of 4 prize packs (3 books each)! Enter thru 12/9.


On December 10th, we reach 200 episodes of Among Women! I’m celebrating that milestone — to say thank you! thank you! thank you!

The drawing for the 4 prize packages, each containing 3 books, focus on some of the major themes we’ve covered over the years… the feminine genius, Mary, the saints, and the maternal mission of women as physical mothers and/or spiritual mothers.

AW 200 Contest photo

4 ways to enter:

  1. You can comment and enter here, by clicking the “leave a comment” link, above. 
  2. Leave a comment at our AW Facebook page.
  3. Leave a comment at any combox of the November episodes for 2015 released on 10th, 20th, or 30th of the month.
  4. Or if you want your voice on the podcast, send an email to me, Pat Gohn, at this address: amongwomenpodcast@me.com. I’m also encouraging listeners to send short voice memo greetings recorded on their smart phones to be used on Among Women 200. Go ahead and record something like… “Hi, this is ________ from town/state, and what I love about Among Women is ______”. I will also be reading some email comments on the Dec 10th show.

(Comments may be read on the episode for Among Women 200 unless you request anonymity in your comment.)

This is a free drawing and all comments/entries must be received by Dec 9, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern. Winners will be notified by email or Face Book message on Dec 10th. Prizes will be shipped via USPS priority mail as soon as winners send me their mailing address — hopefully, in time for Christmas!

Here are the four packages that you might win!


The Feminine Genius Prize Pack!


The Mary Prize Pack!


The Saints Prize Pack!


The Moms Prize Pack!

I’m so thankful for the many listeners Among Women has and for your prayers and encouragement throughout the years. Please share Among Women with your friends and family, and ask to add it as a resource to your church bulletin. If you’d like to leave a review and rating for Among Women, that would be awesome! Do that here!

It’s been my joy to meet some of you at the conferences, workshops, and retreats I’ve been privileged to give. If you’d like me to come to your church or diocese to give a talk or a one-day women’s retreat, contact me directly.

I’m also grateful to the following publishers for sending me books to give away to my listeners: Ave Maria Press, The Word Among Us, and Franciscan Media/Servant Press.

59 comments on “Celebrate Among Women’s “200th” episode by entering to win 1 of 4 prize packs (3 books each)! Enter thru 12/9.

  1. Angie says:

    I saw your presentation at the Diocese of Duluth Women’s conference in 2014 when you discussed your book Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious. It is an excellent book! I’d love to read some of the others. I really enjoyed your presentation.

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for coming by, Angie. I had so much fun in Duluth! Very memorable!

  2. Chris says:

    I haven’t had the chance to read your books yet, so would love to win a prize.

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for dropping by, Chris!

  3. Karen Hanrahan says:

    I would love to win any of those packages! Such wonderful books!

    1. Pat says:

      You’re entered, Karen!

  4. Jo says:

    The very first podcast I listened to was on adoration, at the time completely new to me, since then I’ve not missed one. I’ve certainly learned a lot during these years. English books aren’t easy to find in Italy. I’d love to win one of the packages.

    1. Pat says:

      So glad you stuck around, Jo! A blessed Advent!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations on your 200th podcast. And thank you for sharing your time and talents. I began listening to your podcast a few years ago when I went threw my first year of RCIA classes. Now four hence I was baptized Easter 2015. You and your podcast helped in my growing understanding of the teaching of the Catholic Church. I would love to receive/win your Feminine Genius package.

    1. Pat says:

      Your sharing is the reason I keep putting out podcasts! You’re entered, Jennifer! I hope you keep listening!

    2. Pat says:

      Jennifer, please contact me at amongwomenpodcast@me.com. Your name was pulled as a winner in our drawing. Thanks and congrats!

  6. Angie W says:

    What a great giveaway. I am going to be digging into your podcasts very soon!

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for entering, Angie!

  7. Summer Barczak says:

    200 already??!! Congratulations!! I’m a little behind on my podcasts, but Among Women has consistently been one of my faves!! I would love to win any of those books! I haven’t had a chance to pick yours up yet!

    1. Pat says:

      Dear Summer — Another longtime listener — thanks for that! There’s a place in heaven where we’re all gonna have an awesome Among Women meet up some day! Thanks for dropping by and entering the drawing.

  8. Jackie Whiteside says:

    Pat, Congratulations on the 200th podcast milestone! I have been listening to you since very close to the beginning and have loved every minute. Your topics are always inspiring and educational. I really feel like I am just having a conversation with you and your guest while sharing a cup of coffee. Your knowledge of and devotion to our faith is a marvel. Thanks for all the time you have devoted to this ministry. Please keep it up! Thanks also for the chance to win some amazing books! Put my name in the hat please!

    1. Pat says:

      Jackie! Hi! So glad to find your familiar name here among women! What a gift for me to know that you are still listening and taking coffee breaks with me. In the hat your name goes! Happy Thanksgiving, and a joyous Advent!

  9. Amanda L. Paige says:

    Congrats on the 200th!!! I have loved every podcast! Congrats again and here is to 200 more.

    1. Pat says:

      Hi Amanda! Thanks for your fidelity to downloading AW over the years! Glad you took a moment to enter!

  10. Sarah says:

    Among Women has consistently been my favorite podcast. Congratulations on the 200th episode, Pat, and thank you for your warm and insightful work. Oh, and I’d love to win any of those book packages 🙂

    1. Pat says:

      Hey Sarah, Thanks for being one of the faithful listeners to the podcast from the early days! I’m happy you’ve entered the drawing!

  11. Moira says:

    I have loved your work since I first experienced it at the Cherished Heart Conference in Illinois! Thanks for this neat opportunity!

    1. Pat says:

      Did we have fun at that conference or what?! I’m so glad you entered Moira. Thanks for being part of the Among Women community.

  12. Gabriela says:

    Congratulations Pat for not only your 200th episode, but for all the time invested in the preparation of each episode. I love the format, your insights, interviews, church teaching and the beautiful lifes of the Saints. Thanks for sharing your prayer requests and know that I will be in prayer for you, your family, ministry etc. I still reembered when you came to speak at the Women’s Conference in San Antonio, TX and you were dressed like a cowgirl!!! It was awesome. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

    1. Pat says:

      Gabriela, it was so wonderful to meet you in San Antonio. I loved that conference! Prayer for you and yours, Pat

  13. Pat Padley says:

    Congrats Pat on the 200th episode. This is truly a testament to beautiful faith and your dedication to spreading the Good News! Hope our paths cross again soon!

    P.S. If I win, this is totally going to get me big points with the wife as a stocking stuffer. 😉

    1. Pat says:

      What a considerate husband, Patrick! You’re entered!

  14. Betsy says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been listening since the beginning, yours was one of the first podcasts I started listening to as I found my way back into the church. Thank you for walking with me!

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for being a longtime listener, Betsy! It is very appreciated by me. You’re entered! And PS: please share Among Women with your parish church bulletin.

  15. Elizabeth says:

    not going to enter because of the name of one of the books to bad that we now are lowering our standards by using language that kids would get into trouble for saying at school. Ive heard ba blocked in movies where they block foul language. The TV Guardian blocks it as well. what next the f or s word? Whats wrong with the words crossed out, the Saints are in Heaven which makes them Holy people how is using what is considered foul language Holy? Very disappointing that people who are Christian would even want a book connecting saints with foul language.

    1. Pat says:

      Elizabeth, Thank you for reading my blog and for taking time to express your concern over the book title “My Badass Book of Saints.” I have addressed this subject elsewhere on the blog in recent weeks and I’d like to duplicate my thoughts here for you as well.

      I completely understand your point of view, and I respect it. First, it is never my intention to offend any of my listeners or readers. My work is all about encouraging the Catholic faith. Your comment allows me to share why I can support this book, and even promote it.

      Second, I’ve read the book more than once. I even agreed to write the book’s foreword in support of the author, and what the book might accomplish. I do not share resources here or on my podcast without first vetting them. Or if I have not vetted them, I leave some sort of disclaimer to that effect, but that’s a very rare occurrence here.

      Finally, I’m committed to shining light on different kinds of books and resources in support of the new evangelization. St Paul himself used a variety of methods to reach more souls for the Kingdom. St Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 9: 18-23: “… in my preaching I may make the gospel free of charge, not making full use of my right in the gospel. For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews; to those under the law I became as one under the law — though not being myself under the law — that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law — not being without law toward God but under the law of Christ — that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.”

      I think St Paul is saying that he used whatever tools were at his disposal to reach different groups with the message of Christ. In the same way, there are book titles that Catholic publishers use to reach different potential readers. As an author myself, I understand that a title for a book is a tricky thing to come up with. Most authors who are published by publishing houses do not have a say in the title — it is, contractually, the realm of the publisher’s marketing team who are targeting a certain audience for the book.

      With all that in mind, I do think the title will reach an audience that may never read a book that discusses saints and their stories.

      I am sorry that you do not wish to enter the drawing, but I’m grateful that you felt free to share the reason why. I hope in the weeks and years ahead you will remain a reader here, even if you disagree about the value of this particular title. May you have a happy Thanksgiving and a joyous Advent. – Pat

  16. Monica says:

    WOuld love the Saints Prize pack….if the giveaway is open to Canadians. 🙂 Congrats on the 200th podcast!

    1. Pat says:

      I love my Canadian listeners. I will ship to Canada if you win.

  17. Jean says:

    Congratulations on 200 episodes!

    I would love to win these to read those I have not yet read and to share some as Christmas presents!

    1. Pat says:

      Hi Jean,
      Thanks for entering! Happy Thanksgiving and a joyous Advent!

  18. Pam Spano says:

    I would love to ready any of these books in each package! Thank you for doing this.

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for entering, Pam!

  19. Dee F says:

    Pat, any of these books would be a blessing to receive… count me in, and congratulations on approaching your 200th episode!

    1. Pat says:

      Hug to you, Dee!

  20. bego says:

    Congrats on the upcoming 200th episode! Two hundred blessings!
    [no entry — read them all!]

    1. Pat says:

      Nice of you to stop by, my friend! Thanks for sharing your book with us!

  21. Denyse Kuypers says:

    Congratulations on 200th. May you produce more and more, please. I am savoring your book little bits at a time. I have to stop and reflect for so long. I love your writing; I don’t want it to end.

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for being part our story here, Denyse!

  22. Kamilla says:

    I’m entering, too!

    i need to reorganize my podcast subscriptions so I can start listening again.

    1. Pat says:

      Oh yes! C’mon back! Happy to enter you in the drawing!

  23. Patrick Denny says:

    Long time fan. Congrats on #200. Keep up the good work.
    Send me some books! Lord knows I need a bigger pile of books! 🙂

    1. Pat says:

      Hey Patrick! Thanks for the kind words. Don’t we all need a bigger book pile? Amen!

  24. Thank you for what you do… sharing your faith so elequently. I have searched many venues for understanding to the Christian faith, then I found or perhaps, was lead to your podcast…Your words and thoughts resonated to me, even as I am not of the Catholic faith. Congratulations to the 200th episode and perhaps I may win and continue to gain understanding…

    1. Pat says:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts here, Nancy! A joyous Advent to you!

  25. Felicia says:

    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us who listen. I had the honor of hearing you speak and then meeting you at the Diocese of Richmond Women’s Conference. I continue to be filled by this very special day. My heart warms each time I reflect on and think about being a daughter of God and God singing over me. Such beautiful words you shared with us! Peace be with you!

    1. Pat says:

      It is such a thrill to meet a listener in person. Thanks for coming up to me and introducing yourself! I loved my time in Richmond! Continue to spread the word of AW with your friends, parish, social media! (I know you do! So, thanks!)

  26. Patricia says:

    Congratulations on your 200th episode! I’m so thankful to have found your podcast. I love your take on the feminine genius. I feel like I’m sitting over a cup of coffee with you. I look forward to each episode. Here’s to another 200+ episodes. I would be grateful to win any of these prize packages most especially the feminine genius package. Thanks for your genius!

    1. Pat says:

      Spoken like one genius to another!

  27. All of the prize packs look fantastic! Thanks, Pat, for all you do!

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for being a regular around here, JoAnna!

  28. Lyn F. says:

    Hurrah for 200 episodes of Among Women! I’m so glad we had the chance to meet at the CNMC in Boston! I hope our paths will cross again in the future. Here’s to another 200+ more episodes! All the best! 🙂

    1. Pat says:

      Thank you Lyn! A happy Advent to you!

  29. Tracy says:

    Your podcasts make my commute more fun and your Espresso Shots make a fun lunchtime walk! My favorite was our dinner IN REAL LIFE with Maria and Mary!!! Can’t wait to do it again!!!

  30. Kay says:

    Hello! I just discovered your podcasts tonight (12/9) and was excited to hear about the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for some wonderful books!! I am listening to past recordings now and wanted to say thank you for your special ministry.

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