“Why Reading Matters for Women”
“Why Reading Matters for Women”
Why Reading Matters for Women by WRM founder Marcie Stokman, BSN, MA. Many women understand the value of quality literature for their children’s moral growth, yet they lack a seriousness when it comes to the education of their own hearts. What does a woman’s commitment to her own growth have to do with Pope John Paul’s prophetic charge, “Women will increasingly play a part in the solution of the serious problems of the future…?" Through personal stories and gentle humor, women will be encouraged to see their pivotal cultural responsibility and be encouraged to read more and read well. Hear how Well-Read Mom book clubs began, starting from the desire of a few moms who wanted to read works from the Catholic and Western Tradition.
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2014-2015 Year of Spouse Audio and Video Files
2014-2015 Year of Spouse Audio and Video Files
The definitive collection of the Audios and Videos from the 2014-2015 Year of the Spouse.  This includes the Audios and Videos from the 2015 3rd Annual Conference for Women held in Minneapolis, MN January 31st.  This is a .zip file of approximately 620 MB.  Unzip files using an app on your PC.  Files are MP3 (Audio) and MP4 (Video) formats.
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2015-2016 Year of Worker Audio and Video Files
2015-2016 Year of Worker Audio and Video Files
The definitive collection of the Audios and Videos from the 2015-2016 Year of the Worker. This includes the Audios and Videos from the 2016 4th Annual Well-Read Mom Gathering held in Minneapolis, MN in January 2016. Files are MP3 (Audio) and MP4 (Video) formats.   Audio accompaniment to these selected books:
  • Shadows on the Rock by Willa Cather
  • Ida Elizabeth by Sigrid Undset
  • Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov
  • The Rule of St. Benedict
  • Giants in the Earth by Ole Edvart Rølvaag
  • Helena by Evelyn Waugh
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Best of Year of the Daughter
Best of Year of the Daughter
Audio accompaniment for the following selections:
The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “Memoirs to MaryAnn” by Flannery O’Connor My Antonía by Willa Cather
Babette’s Feast by Karen Blixen The Confessions by St. Augustine The Kristen Lavransdatter Trilogy by Sigrid Undset
Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Thèrese of Lisieux The Hawk and the Dove by Penelope Wilcock
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Best of Year of the Mother
Best of Year of the Mother
Audio accompaniment for the following selections: Kick-Off to Year of the Mother Flannery O'Connor stories The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence The Odyssey by Homer Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Poetry of G. M. Hopkins and Exiles by Ron Hansen The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindberg
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The First Annual WRM Conference for Women
The First Annual WRM Conference for Women
Recordings include: Introducing the Well-Read Mom and Why Now is the Time for Women to Read! by Marcie Stokman The Pilgrimage of Kristin Lavransdatter by Dr. Mary Reichardt Becoming Daughter: St. Therese’s Story of a Soul by Teresa Vargo Closing remarks by Dr. Deborah Savage
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The Second Annual WRM Conference for Women
The Second Annual WRM Conference for Women
Talks include: Leisure, Literature and Living Well: Why Deep Reading Matters for Busy Women by Marcie Stokman "Myself it Speaks and Spells”: Integrity of Being in Jane Eyre and the Poetry of G.M. Hopkins by Dr. Mary Reichardt Fruitful Barrenness: Reflections on Dorothy Day’s The Long Loneliness by Teresa Vargo An introduction to Homer’s Odyssey: the Journey Home by Dr. John Boyle
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