Women Who Stay
The Women Who Stay ministry at St. Ignatius advocates for the full participation of all of the faithful in the life of the Church and the inclusion of women in her governance and sacramental ministry.
Acknowledging a special devotion to St. Mary Magdalene, we call our ministry The Women Who Stay because we love the church that Jesus has given us, yet together we must take a crucial part in reforming the church that exists today.
- We study Scripture, scholarly commentary, theology and history.
- We stay abreast of news, advancements and challenges in the Church.
- We develop responses to events relevant to our mission.
- We collaborate with other ministries within and beyond St. Ignatius and with other organizations whose mission and work coincide with ours.
We are inspired and guided by the Root and Branch movement and structure our efforts around their four principles of reform: Moral Theology, Church Authority, Redefining and Reclaiming Liturgical Ministry, and Embracing Diversity