Women’s voices in the Bible : few but worth listening to

Women’s words and women’s voices We have two big Marian feasts coming up as we move into the second week of Advent : the Immaculate Conception on December 8th and Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th. Then on the Third Sunday of Advent in Year B (this year) we have Our Lady’s song, the … Continue reading “Women’s voices in the Bible : few but worth listening to”

One woman’s voice : the Magnificat

Mary our mother and the Mothers of Israel The women I concentrated on in my last blog  (Judith, Ruth, Esther, Deborah) are recorded with honour in the Old Testament.  They are regarded  as heroines and holy women, the Mothers of Israel; and they are our mothers in faith too.  Parallels between them and the Mother … Continue reading “One woman’s voice : the Magnificat”