Among Women 151: The Mid-life Madres


November 17, 2012

This week’s episode:

“Blessed are They”: St Zita

“Among Women” Guest: Elizabeth Foss

This week we look at a the trials and triumphs of a woman’s mid-life and especially that of a mid-life mother with young adult children, aging parents, and her own aging body. Today I welcome author-blogger Elizabeth Foss as she and I share about the stresses of raising teens, coping with letting go of young adult children, parents who are more and more in need of our care. Of particular note is the very deep gratitude we both have for the Providence of God in our lives, especially as we talk about reaching the mid-life years, as long-time cancer survivors.

This show also profiles the life of St Zita, a patron saint of domestics, as told in the words of Lisa Hendey and her book, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.

Links for this episode:

Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood by Pat Gohn (Plus future retreats on this subject.)

One-day retreats for women by Pat Gohn

“Blessed Among Women” retreat with Pat Gohn in Chicago, Dec 1

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey (for Advent)

O Radiant Dawn by Lisa Hendey

In the Heart of My Home – blog by Elizabeth Foss

Small Steps for Catholic Moms, and Real Learning, by Elizabeth Foss

Prayer of St Anselm

Other shows of related interest:

AW 71: Elizabeth Foss and Danielle Bean discuss their book, Small Steps for Catholic Moms


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  1. dear pat, You have been a blessing to me . I love your podcast and i have learned so much. I am a new convert and you have helped me so much to grow. I pray i will meet you someday. Thank you so very much, ellie

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