Blessed, Beautiful, & Bodacious

photoMy first book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, has been published by Ave Maria Press. The print edition of the book or the e-book is now available from Amazon or from Barnes and Noble. Or ask for it at your local Catholic bookseller. 

From the publisher:

Pat Gohn draws on decades of women’s ministry experience, her popular Catholic women’s podcast Among Women, and her own story as a wife and mother, proclaiming the Church’s compelling vision of every woman: you have dignity (blessed), you are gifted (beautiful), and you have a mission (bodacious).

The lively and unforgettable Pat Gohn guides readers through moments of her life that have shaped her identity and understanding of womanhood – abiding love and talent for music, breast cancer in her thirties, and coming to understand true feminism in light of Church teaching and Mary’s example. More than a mere memoir, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious offers readers insight into the writings of Blessed John Paul II which articulate four gifts unique to every woman: generosity, receptivity, sensitivity and maternity. With humor, faith, and the open-hearted tone of a trusted mentor, Gohn shares how she became empowered to embrace her blessings, beauty, and bodaciousness, and how readers can do the same.

Read the endorsements for the book from Elizabeth Scalia, Lisa Hendey, Christopher West, Sr Helena Burns FSP, Anastasia Northrup, Fr. Dave Dwyer, Fr. Michael Gaitley, and more, here.

Find links to reviews and interviews, and a webinar here.

Find out about the book’s 2014 award from the Catholic Press Association here.

CWGSOA_200Find some Q & A about the book here.

get-attachment.aspxGot a book club? “BBB” has a free downloadable Study Guide that’s perfect for group use, or personal journaling. Find it in the sidebar at the book page at Ave Maria Press. Look under “related products”.

AND “BBB”, is not just a book, it’s a RETREAT! Get retreat details here, or read a blog post about a retreat.


My second book was released in 2017: All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. 

See my other book contributions as an author and narrator.