Worthy Women

Concurrently with the US Bishops’ Fortnight For Freedom the past two years, we offered alternative reflections on women of Christianity, some of whom experienced their own limitations of freedom at the hands of church people, some of whom were even clergy. This page links those essays.

Marie-Anne Blondin, 1 July 2012
Thea Bowman, 30 June 2012, by Fran Rossi Szpylczyn
Jeanne-Françoise de Chantal, 23 June 2013
Katharine Drexel, 29 June 2013
Marie-Marguerite d’Youville, 1 July 2013
Louise (Mother St Andrew) Feltin, 24 June 2012
Judith Fenyvesi, 25 June 2013, by Fran Rossi Szpylczyn
Gertrude of Helfta, 23 June 2012, by Fran Rossi Szpylczyn
Hadewijch of Brabant, 28 June 2013
Hildegard of Bingen, 27 June 2012
Anne Hutchinson, 4 July 2013
Jeanne d’Arc, 29 June 2012
Juana Inés de la Cruz, 28 June 2012, by John Donaghy
Mother Théodore Guérin, 26 June 2012
Anne-Marie Javouhey, 25 June 2012
Jeanne Jugan, 21 June 2013
Mother Mary MacKillop, 2 July 2012, by Rae Reilly
Laura Montoya Upegui, 30 June 2013
Nano Nagle, 27 June 2013
Mildred Nevile, 22 June 2013
Marcella Pattyn, 2 July 2013, by Fran Rossi Szpylczyn
Paula of Rome, 26 June 2013
Frances Perkins, 24 June 2013
Maude Petre, 4 July 2012
Marguerite Porete, 21 June 2012
Ramabai, 3 July 2013
Teresa of Avila, 3 July 2012
Mary Ward, 22 June 2012

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