On Wednesday, April 12, during Holy Week, St. Paul's will offer the very special reading of Women of the Passion A Journey to the Cross by Katie Sherrod.
Voices of women in Scripture are so often unexplored. This is an opportunity to broadens our spiritual experience with these unique and inspiring voices.
“So here they are, the stories of the women who witnessed the Passion of Jesus Christ. Scripture tells us of several women whose lives were touched by Jesus – the bent-over woman, the woman with the flow of blood, the Syrophoenician woman. I always thought the women whose lives were touched in such a powerful way by Jesus would not simply have said, “Thank you,” and gone home and resumed their everyday lives.” (From the Introduction of the book)
The book begins with three meditations: the anointing of Jesus by a woman, the denial by Peter of Jesus, and a dream of Pilate’s wife. Followed by the 14 stations of the Cross, we travel with the women and with Jesus on his journey to the Cross, ending at the tomb where he is laid. The stories of these women offer a unique perspective into this man we call Jesus and the lives of the people he transformed.
You are invited to be a part of this rich, powerful event as a reader or as a listener at St. Paul's Carondelet on Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m. Please contact Barbi Click (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fr. Al Jewson (email@example.com) for more information.