Women Who Stay
May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Tuesday, April 20, the Women Who Stay Ministry met to set our goals for the coming year. It is the purpose of our ministry to investigate the history of women’s inclusion and contributions to the Catholic Church. Together we identify and research the women who have demonstrated leadership in moving the Church forward.
We have identified Mary Magdalene as one of the 1st apostles called by Jesus to minister to apostles regarding the resurrection.
We read the writings of women theologians as well as the writings of Hildegard of Bingham from the 5th century who recognized the important contributions of women as well as their ability to establish monasteries where women and men were able together to make reform in the church and bring the message of Jesus to the church and all of its members. We are also recognized St. Clare, the women became the doctors Of the Church and brought forth their visions, their beliefs regarding becoming true disciples of Jesus And His Church.
We recognize today that the church is in need of reform and needs to include women. Currently, the church is a patriarchy and that is not acceptable to women. We call our ministry The Women Who Stay because we love the church that Jesus has given us yet. We are unhappy to be dismissed as invaluable and not equal members. Together we must voice our need to take a crucial part in reforming the church that exists today. Exploring the history and contributions of the women of the church from the earliest days of existence beginning with Mary Magdalene to the present day will allow us to define what is the culture of the church that we want to exist.
Join us so that together we are not just staying because it been the church we knew, but we are staying because it is a church that we love and can be equal members.
If you are not already on the e-mailing list for Women Who Stay and wish to receive a Zoom invitation to our meetings, please contact Allison McGlone at email@example.com. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except December.