Women of the Cross

Women of God, Women of the Cross. Voices of women whose stories are intertwined with Jesus.

As we continue through Lent towards Holy Week, Good Friday and Holy Saturday we are asked not to rush, not to start preparations for the resurrection, but to wait, to understand our own powerlessness. On International Women’s Day, we begin to listen to the voices of women who, on Holy Saturday, are doing just that. They are women of God, who have been present in Jesus’s life; women whose stories are often told but not always heard; strong women, loving women who, even though they do not fully understand what is happening, are waiting, waiting for God to act.

We are very grateful to Fr James Hanvey SJ, Master of Campion Hall, University of Oxford for imagining and writing these pieces.