Among Women 144: The Single Life Survival Guide

September 12, 2012

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St. Catherine of Siena

“Among Women” Guest: Emily Stimpson

This week, I recap my hiatus from AW with details about the Catholic New Media Conference, and seeing my book get some pre-release attention at the Catholic Markeing Network.*

Then, we look at the lives of two single women who are separated by a few centuries. In the “Blessed Are They” segment, we meet St. Catherine of Siena, a Dominican tertiary, in her words of The Dialogue, and get a look inside the heart of a saint. In our “Among Women” segment we meet Emily Stimpson, author of The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years: The Nuts and Bolds of Staying Sane and Happy While Waiting for Mr. Right. Our conversation looks inside a few of the chapters of this wise and witty book.

Emily Stimpson’s book

Links for this episode:

The Dialogue, online version

Emily Stimpson’s book,  website, and articles.

Thomas Aquinas’ prayer

Other shows of related interest:

AW 4: More on the biography of St Catherine (and here one of the early podcasts where I’m still a newbie in podcasting!)

AW 55: More on the biography of St Catherine

AW 125: yeah, St Catherine, again.


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Your truly, in front of the promotional banner for my book, due out next spring.


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