Celebrating Women Witnesses
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.