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Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious
Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood
By Pat Gohn
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 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: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood 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.
About the Author
Pat Gohn is a popular Catholic writer, speaker, and host of the Among Women podcast, affiliated with the Star Quest Production Network (SQPN). At the forefront of Catholic media, Gohn writes regular columns at Patheos, CatholicMom.com, and Amazing Catechists, and has contributed to Catholic Digest, Catholic Exchange, and many other sites.
Gohn's areas of expertise are faith formation and women's ministry. She holds a master's degree in theology and Christian ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville, plus certificates in adult faith formation leadership and theology of the body from the University of Dayton and the Theology of the Body Institute respectively. She has led parish-based ministries for over thirty years, including service in the largest church in the Archdiocese of Boston. Gohn's media company, Behold Communications, produces Catholic content for catechetical publications, commercial and non-profit clients, and voice-overs for radio, Internet, and audio books. Gohn and her husband live in Massachusetts and have three grown children.