CNWE: Honouring The Past Contribution of Women in the Church

Members of Our Lady’s Missionaries who are also members of CNWE (Catholic Network for Women’s Equality) attended the CNWE Annual Conference and AGM at St. Paul University in Ottawa from May 26 to May 28, 2017.

The theme for the event was “Honouring the Past, Keeping Faith in the Present and Shaping the Future.”

Sr. Christine Schenk           Photo credits to: https://www.ncronline.org/ authors/christine-schenk

The Keynote speaker, Sister Christine Schenk, founding director of Future Church, spoke about her original research into iconic motifs of female authority in early Christian art and archaeology. Her presentation included pictures of many pieces of art depicting women in the first four centuries in leadership roles in their church groups.

 

Sister Christine’s presentation along with several workshops and a panel discussion gave the participants opportunities for honouring the past contribution of women in the Church, and provided encouragement, inspiration and challenge for the future.

-Sr. Frances Brady, OLM

One Response to “CNWE: Honouring The Past Contribution of Women in the Church”

  1. Gabrielle Benoit says:

    It is time for female participation in all areas of ministry. With recent changes it is also time for Women Clergy to bring Catholics back to our churches. Continue your presentations Sr Christine. G Benoit.

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