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"Forty years after the message that 'women can do and be anything' began to really resonate and take root within with the culture, many women feel like they have the 'doing' part down pretty well, but they're not sure about the 'being.' What does it mean to 'be' and where can we find a consistent narrative of being that is of a piece with the realities of women's daily lives? Through her sometimes deeply personal stories and an insightful use of resources, Pat Gohn makes a convincing argument that—contrary to most media messaging—the Catholic Church has been sharing a view of the fullness of feminine genius, strength, and beauty that is downright holistic at its well-rounded depths. Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious is such a perfectly-timed (and sanely, gently offered) look at the 'being' part of modern womanhood that I cannot help but think the Holy Spirit wants this message out!"
—Elizabeth Scalia, Author, Strange Gods
"In Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious, Pat Gohn joyfully and humorously leads the reader through candid anecdotes that illustrate the different facets and incredible depth of womanhood. This is a great read for women of all walks of life who desire to live to the full their vocations in modern world."
—Rev. Michael Gaitley, M.I.C., Director of the Association of Marian Helpers
"When Pope John Paul II coined the phrase 'feminine genius,' women everywhere rejoiced. And then we asked ourselves, 'Um, what is it?' Women have been through so many vicissitudes in the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century that we are often a little unsure about who we are and what makes us great. We can even be quite out of touch with God's amazing design and plan for us—body and soul. Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious will not only get you in touch with your true nature as a woman and give you permission to celebrate it, but it might even give you permission to let some things you don't need go."
—Sr. Helena Burns, F.S.P., Author, He Speaks to You