Yesterday, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. It’s a day where the world commemorates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. If you desire to learn more about the history of the day, you can easily do this on your own, however, I want to focus on the important women in the history of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has been around a lot longer than the aforementioned day of celebration and has been speaking up for the equality of women long before it was the trendy thing to do.
There is no way I could do an exhaustive list of the many achievements done by women in the Catholic Church, however, I am going to draw from my personal writings and provide for you some of the articles I have written from the past.
When I think of women in the Catholic Church, the first person that comes to mind for me is obviously the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is such an important figure that I have been writing about her through this series since May 2012. I would encourage you to read my 342 posts (including this one) in the series titled called – “Mondays with Mary”.
After Our Lady, the next woman that comes to mind for me is the Patroness of my parish and the Patron to the Apostles – Saint Mary Magdalene. Here is another article on her – 3 Things We Can Learn about Her.
After Our Lady and St. Mary Magdalene, the other woman that comes to mind for me are the four female Doctors of the Church. Theological powerhouses in their own way – these four women are simply awesome! One of them even told the Holy Father to leave France and go back to Rome restoring the Papacy to its proper place. They are St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Therese of Lisieux.
Other women saints that I have written on:
After these saints and many others, although not officially a canonized saint in the Catholic Church yet, but a woman who is very popular, the founder of EWTN, and was known for speaking her mind quite frankly is Mother Angelica.
As I stated above, this is by no means an exhaustive list of the great female saints of the Church, but at least I hope today’s blog post gets you thinking about these saints and how courageous and holy these women were in their time.
All Holy Women Saints…Pray for Us