Women in Church Leadership
Celebrating Women Witnesses
Celebrating Women Witnesses Dialogue and Resource Packet

Celebrating Women Witnesses
Dialogue and Resource Packet

Until now, many women saints have been falsely stereotyped as passive, obedient, sweet and silent before male leaders. Celebrating Women Witnesses, FutureChurch's resource packet contains essays and prayer services about historic women of faith, emphasizes how belief in the Gospel impelled them to resist patriarchy and lead radically counter-cultural lives. We hope this effort will help Catholics and other believers, particularly women, reclaim the remarkable history of women leaders in the Church and world. This allows 21st century women and men to invoke their witness in our own struggle for inclusion in a patriarchal church.

Until now, many women saints have been falsely stereotyped as passive, obedient, sweet and silent before male leaders. Celebrating Women Witnesses, FutureChurch's resource packet contains essays and prayer services about historic women of faith, emphasizes how belief in the Gospel impelled them to resist patriarchy and lead radically counter-cultural lives. We hope this effort will help Catholics and other believers, particularly women, reclaim the remarkable history of women leaders in the Church and world. This allows 21st century women and men to invoke their witness in our own struggle for inclusion in a patriarchal church.

Essays

Clare of Assisi Francis Therese Woznicki, ssj-tosf
Teresa of Avila Martha Marie Campbell, Laurel Jurecki (prayer)
The Beguines Barbara Ballenger
Thea Bowman Joseph A. Brown, sj
Dorothy Day Steve Krupa, sj
Sor Juana Alicia Alvarado, op
Therese of Lisieux Mary Jo Weaver, Lauren Jurecki (prayer)
Angela Merici Dorothy Valerian
Mary of Nazareth Christine Schenk, csj
Julian of Norwich Joan Nuth
Prisca Christine Schenk, csj
Catherine of Siena Catherine Meade, CSJ, Laurel Jurecki (prayer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brochures

What’s the Good Word on Lay Preaching?  Barbara Ballenger

Women in the Lectionary

 Christine Schenk, csj
(Includes Holy Week prayer service for celebrating Jesus’ women disciples)
Jesus and Women  
Mary of Magdala Christine Schenk, csj

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other materials
How to use this packet
Scripture Readings that Subordinate Women… Make Sure they Don’t happen in your Parish
Lydia's House: How to Start and Nourish a Small Faith Community