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Among Women 241: A Personal Relationship with Mary

It’s May! It’s Mary’s month — and the month we celebrate mothers! This episode of Among Women has it all! I share about some of my personal history with Mary both from my book, All In, and a recent article in Catholic Digest encouraging us to develop a better relationship with Mary, our spiritual mother….

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Among Women Podcast Espresso Shot #29: Seven Sorrows of Mary

I hope you enjoy Among Women’s Espresso Shot: Episode 29 Today’s topic: The Seven Sorrows of Mary  This most recent podcast is the 9th installment in a 12-part series on the monthly church devotions. In September we honor the Seven Sorrows of Mary (see below). This is a great time to engage Mary our Mother…

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No matter how low your opinion of the Church might be right now, the opinion of Jesus Christ matters most.

Until we get to the bliss of heaven, much of what we experience in the Church may look a lot like the up-and-down, back-and-forth seasons of marriage: “in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer, in good times and in bad.” – Pat Gohn, All In I get it. In the wake of more…

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Catholic Press Association Book Awards honors Lisa Hendey and Catholic Mom Authors

The Catholic Press Association’s Book Awards were announced during the Catholic Press Association’s conference this week. Here’s a few that you may recognize! I’m very excited to announce that The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, from the CatholicMom imprint at Ave Maria Press took First Place in the Prayer Collections category. I was blessed to be a…

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Among Women Podcast 208 – Traveling in God’s Providence (with Diana von Glahn)

This newest episode of Among Women looks at the Providence of God from a few different angles…  in my life, the life of St Mary of the Cross, and the life of The Faithful Traveler, Diana von Glahn. I’ll be sharing tips I’m trying to master from St Francis de Sales as I try to be…

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Good Friday… Jesus is the Answer

There is not a single aspect of the Christian message that is not in part an answer to the question of evil. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, par 309) Jesus is the Answer. ::: Other resources: A 2015 post featuring the poem, “Splinters from the Cross”. An older post from 2014 that features a prayer…

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This makes me think… God is way bigger than the devil…

God is infinitely more powerful than the Devil and his hosts. So why doesn’t God prevent them from their evildoing on planet earth? We could ask a similar question about why God doesn’t stop human beings from committing wicked deeds. Evil’s continuing presence among us is a mystery we can’t fully figure out in this…

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This Makes Me Think… how good it is to be a child of God AND a child of the Church!

Jesus loves us so much that He wills to remain with us until the end of time. Therefore, He abides with us in the Blessed Sacrament as the Companion of our earthly pilgrimage, as the Food of our souls, but He also remains with us in the Church as our Guide, our Shepherd, and our…

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Our Lady of Charity answers my prayers… she sent Maria Morera Johnson on pilgrimage with the #PopeInCuba

One of the many fruits of my friendship with María Morera Johnson, is not only finding a friend who loves the Blessed Mother and the Rosary, but through her I learned about Mary’s title as Our Lady of Charity, the patroness of Cuba. Her full title in Spanish is La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre.  Good…

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My thanks to Terry Polakovic…

Those of you familiar with Among Women, or my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, may recognize Terry Polakovic’s name. Terry was one of the founders for Endow, a wonderful ministry to women that specializes in educating on the nature and dignity of women. She later became its President and one of the…

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