Woman: Finding Beauty in Suffering

Shalom World TV: "Woman"

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Woman: Strong Faith, True Beauty” opened its first season on Shalom World TV in Fall 2016.

The series is hosted by the author of True Radiance, Lisa Mladinich and her co-hosts, Andrea Vasquez and Christie Young. The show brings the vocation, spirituality and dignity of woman to the forefront with relatable topics and stories of accomplished Catholic women from around the world.

New episodes air Mondays at 8:30 PM Eastern on Shalom World TV, and can also be viewed online and through the Shalom World mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire.

In this episode of “Woman,” home educator and speaker Mary Ellen Barrett reflects on finding beauty in suffering.

Copyright 2017 Lisa Mladinich


About Author

Lisa Mladinich is the best-selling author of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life and the host of Shalom World TV's WOMAN: Strong Faith, True Beauty. Her co-host is Carrell Jamilano, a spiritual director and young adult minister in the Los Angeles area.


  1. Lisa – so very pleased that CatholicMom is promoting the work of ShalomWorld TV and I’m so very proud of my dear friend, Andrea Vasquez!

  2. Powerful episode, Lisa. One of my friends also lost her son to drowning at a Home school camp out. This brought back some painful memories. That was a firsthand look at suffering. Nothing could be worse than losing a child. Thank you for sharing Mary Ellen’s experience with us.

    • Hi Tami!
      Yes, these experiences rock whole communities. I’m very sorry to hear that your friend suffered a similar tragedy. It is just the most unthinkable, inexpressible pain to lose a child. Thank you for your kind comments. I am very grateful to Mary Ellen for sharing her story. She is incredibly generous, and always in hopes of helping others.

  3. Lisa, you are doing an amazing job hosting this show for Catholic women. Having met you in person and seen how efficient and professional you are, I am not surprised. This show on suffering was very beautiful. Thank you for your witness to the faith for the love of God and others.

    • Thank you, Patti! I’m very grateful for your support. It is a joy to be with Andrea, Christie, and our beautiful guests. It is has been a truly amazing privilege to work with the faithful people of Shalom World TV. All of them are deeply in love with Jesus and exquisitely kind and gentle. Such an encouragement! God bless you, Patti, as you continue to encourage and inspire women all over the world. I hope I’ll get to see you again, soon!

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