Posts Tagged ‘Women and Church’

Renaissance nun’s Last Supper painting hidden for 450 years Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Around 1568, Florentine nun Plautilla Nelli—a self-taught painter who ran an all-woman artists’ workshop out of her convent—embarked on her most ambitious project yet: a monumental Last Supper scene featuring life-size depictions of Jesus and the 12 Apostles. Read more Related Posts:Nativity scene shows baby Jesus in a cage –…‘Jesus’ face’ uncovered at ancient…The Eucharist Read more

How can the church honour women? Comments 0

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

According to the Gospel, the first person to encounter the risen Christ is the female disciple Mary of Magdala, also known as Mary Magdalene. John recounts the amazing story in the Gospel passage proclaimed at Easter Sunday Mass: “On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the Read more