Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious
Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood
by Pat Gohn
“I cannot help but think the Holy Spirit wants this message out!"
—Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress and Catholic Managing Editor, Patheos
This new book proclaims the Church's compelling vision for women: you have dignity, you are gifted, and you have a mission.
"Christianity and the Catholic Church value and esteem womanhood much more than our present culture does...Pope John Paul lauded it as 'the feminine genius.'"
"Live, love, and laugh with Gohn and you'll soon discover that you too are blessed, beautiful, and yes, even bodacious in your own unique way!"—Lisa M. Hendey
There are four universal gifts that women have in and through their femininity: receptivity, generosity, sensitivity, and maternity.
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Modern thinking meets Church teaching, written by the woman who's pouring you coffee and pulling out her stash of chocolate to share.
I'm excited for the people who read this book and find themselves exposed to a theology of womanhood that can heal and uplift.
We are all - male and female - beloved by God, given a beautiful spirit, and invited on bodacious adventures as God's companions in healing the Earth.
Reading Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious was like opening a series of chocolates, all wrapped in shiny paper, and finding that the treat inside was prettier than the wrapping.
Part Catholic feminist manifesto, part spiritual memoir, written like an intimate conversation...It makes you feel as if Gohn is sitting at your kitchen table talking to you.
In the end, what I appreciated most about Pat's book wasn't that it explained the particular gifts of womanhood, but that it explained what it means to be a woman.