Among Women Espresso Shot: Flowers at the Foot of the Cross

"Among Women Espresso Shot" by Pat Gohn (

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Today’s topic: Flowers at the Foot of the Cross

Growing in virtue takes day-by-day effort! St. Francis de Sales’ famous work Introduction to the Devout Life has been part of my spiritual reading for a long time! Today I want to share with you his advice on how our practice of virtue — for the love of Jesus — can become as “flowers at the foot of the Cross.” This simple little word picture about these flowers has helped me through Lent and is propelling me through Easter. I hope you’ll agree that Francis de Sales is a master teacher and spiritual guide.

 Links for this episode:

Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life – this is the OSV book that I wrote the introduction for. You can also listen to a free webinar on the book.

Other podcasts of related interest:

You’ll find details about “the little way” from St. Therese of Lisieux in these two podcasts:

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"Among Women" by Pat Gohn (

Copyright 2018 Pat Gohn. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2019 Pat Gohn


About Author

Pat Gohn is a married "empty-nester" with three adult children and one grandchild. By day she is the editor of Catechist magazine. And by night the host of the Among Women Podcast. Her books include the award-winning Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, and All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. Visit

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