Women in the Bible


— St. Francis Retreat House —

— 7:00 PM Tuesdays —

— September 20, 27, October 4, 18, 25 —

Only three books of the Bible bear women’s names: Ruth, Esther, and Judith. All three may be examples of historical fiction. Whether fictional or real, who were those heroic women? What do you know about Daniel’s Susanna, Maccabees’ unnamed mother of seven sons, or the women in Tobit? This fall Brother Loren will offer a course titled Heroes of Propaganda and Fiction, a look at the women of those books and more.

The course is open to all men and women who want to deepen their appreciation of the role of woman in the story of salvation. Participants will need a Bible (with books such as Judith, Tobit, 2 Maccabees, and Daniel 13) and should be prepared to reflect on relevant passages ahead of time. The class will meet once a week for five 90-minute sessions. Participants are asked to be on time. There is no fee. Free will offerings are accepted. Please contact Brother Loren if interested: 610-258-3053 #48.

“Wherever the good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.” Mark 14:9

Loren Connell, OFM, is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest who has ministered in schools, hospitals, and parishes in Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Loren has a passion for sharing his love for Scripture with others. He lives and ministers in retirement at St. Francis Retreat House.