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Why the Canticle of Zechariah is my new go-to pro-life prayer

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the…

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Among Women 155: Woman, you are a gift! A look at the feminine genius…

This week Among Women looks at the amazing dignity of woman and the gift of physical and spiritual maternity. This is one of those programs that is really foundational — theologically — to the mission of Among Women. I’m so happy to share some of the “feminine genius” that you will find in the writings…

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You are the apple of God’s eye. (That’s not from a Hallmark greeting card, that’s in the Bible…)

Today’s Morning Prayer canticle from Deuteronomy captures this phrase: “He encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. (Dt 32:10) Elsewhere in the Old Testament the Psalmist prays: “Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of thy wings.” (Ps 17:8) The bible makes use of that…

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The 7 Best Books for Women by Women (and one Priest) from 2012

(Okay, so that’s really an 8-book list.) If you listen my podcast, Among Women, you know I have a passion for three things: first, to encourage women to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and their Catholic faith; second, to celebrate the beauty and genius of their womanhood; and third, to call women to…

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Welcome to the Year of Faith! (Great links to get you started and to bookmark.)

Welcome to the Year of Faith! The Year of Faith is actually slightly longer than a full year: October 11, 2012 through November 23, 2013.  It has a three-fold focus: knowing our Catholic faith, living it out both sacramentally within the church and in the world, and sharing the faith through evangelization and catechesis. This…

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Suggested Talk Topics

Talks based on ALL IN: Why belonging to the Catholic Church matters Pat will tailor a talk for your event. While this book’s title may seem very intimidating to some, the book was really written for Catholics who may not feel “all in”… they may be discouraged or wobbly in their relationship with the Church….

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Events

Thank you for checking my events page. I am currently on a speaking hiatus but I’d be happy to check my calendar to plan a future retreat, a conference date, or a talk for your parish, or woman’s organization. I’m happy to help you plan a special day of prayer and spiritual enrichment for your…

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My Favorites

Bible verses: John 15:9-16. 1 Peter 1:3-25. Psalms 1, 30, 37, 51 & 103.  Rev. 3:19. 2 Cor. 4:7-5:21, Gal. 2:20. Spiritual reading:  Classics – any title from Sts. Augustine, Louis de Montfort, Francis de Sales, Thérèse of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena and Servant of God Elizabeth Leseur.  Modern authors – Henri Nouwen, Scott Hahn, Fulton Sheen, Caryll Houselander, St Maximilian Kolbe,…

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