Indigenous women ministry leaders are received by Pope Francis

We’re delighted to share with you the extraordinary news that Pope Francis received three prophetic indigenous women ministry leaders from the Amazon in a historic meeting at the Apostolic Palace Library last Thursday, June 1.  Franciscan Sr. Laura Vicuña Pereira Manso (Brazil), Patricia Gualinga (Ecuador), and Yesica Patiachi (Peru) journeyed to Rome for a private […]

Mothers and daughters navigate the future of faith

Ellie Hidalgo’s remarks on receiving the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award in NYC on May 10, 2023 Thank you Colleen [Dunne] for your wonderful introduction. Many thanks to Chris Kerr and Kelly Swan and the team at Ignatian Solidarity Network for lifting up the work of Discerning Deacons from the […]

Unleashing the Gifts of Women

Discerning Deacons presented the workshop “Unleashing the Gifts of Women for a Synodal Church” at the annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress in partnership with LA Synod Coordinator Karen Luna. Karen brilliantly highlighted how women are playing pivotal leadership roles in the ministry of facilitating and animating synodal, listening conversations in parishes worldwide! During our February 25th […]

Women’s preaching makes God’s voice complete

One of my favorite Scripture readings is the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. After she receives the promise of living water from Jesus, she is so taken with this encounter that she immediately walks about her community sharing her testimony. Her evangelizing impact is immediate, and Scripture tells us that many […]

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