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Bellarmine Chapel
Cincinnati, OH
May 1, 2024

Here at Bellarmine Chapel in Cincinnati, Ohio we honored St. Phoebe with a Taize prayer service for the community on September 3, 2023. Our service was soul stirring, meditative and deeply prayerful. Together, we sang meditative Taize songs, heard three testimonies from women from our community, and at the end, we were invited to light individual candles around the altar and an icon of St. Phoebe. The lighting of these candles represented our prayers and hopes for our community and for the increased participation of women in the wider Church.

The reflections shared were profound. One of the speakers specifically shared about her experience of a difficult childbirth and how this experience helped her to feel deeply connected to Jesus’ death and resurrection. Our experience of prayer with one another celebrating St. Phoebe and uplifting women in the Church opened up a new space for us to share our disappointments and struggles, but more importantly, our deep-seeded hope for the future. This was so moving to be a part of.

St. Phoebe’s intercession in our community is powerful! This is just the beginning of our spirit-filled journey of rethinking women’s participation alongside one another.

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Organization
“We raised so much awareness from our event, of both the ongoing Synod and of St. Phoebe and her ministry. Together, we learned of the power of the intercession of St. Phoebe, and how significant her feast day can be to carry the message of women’s roles in the Church.”
The Church of St. Francis Xavier
New York, NY
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Organization
“The most meaningful parts of our celebration together included a standing ovation following the witness reflection, the power and strength of the reflection itself, and the procession at the start of mass. In the procession, young women carried in and presented symbols of St. Phoebe including an icon, the commission of St. Paul, a deacon’s stole and a pitcher of water to symbolize our shared baptism.”
Parroquia de San Bernabé
Chicago, IL
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Testigo
“Preaching on the Feast of St. Phoebe, and supporting and training other women to preach, was a joyful and invigorating experience. It is beautiful to see women claim the truth that they are called and gifted, and equally beautiful to see the People of God’s receptivity to women’s preaching, ministry, and leadership.”
Rhonda Miska
St. Phoebe Day Witness at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in St. Paul, MN; Founder and Co-convener of the Catholic Women's Preaching Circle; Catholic Women Preach Advisory Board Member

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