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Witnesses
University of Dayton Campus Ministry
Dayton, OH
May 6, 2024

To honor and uplift the witness of St. Phoebe here at the University of Dayton, we celebrated evening vespers on June 13, 2023 in her honor. A lay woman led vespers, and a woman offered a reflection for the community on Romans 16 during our time of prayer. Several icons of St. Phoebe were displayed throughout campus and prayer cards were available alongside the icons for people to take and pray with throughout the weeks leading up to our celebration.

Although this was a small gathering, those in attendance were so grateful to pray together and to uplift the ministry of women in our community. It was especially meaningful to hear a woman break open the scriptures for us. This is just the beginning of raising awareness on our campus of the witness and ministry of St. Phoebe, and the witness of women in our community. Together, we are just beginning our journey of rethinking women’s participation in the Church.

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
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.”
St. Barnabas Parish
Chicago, IL
Witness
“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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