How Women Founded Christianity

How Women Founded Christianity

Posted by Colm, With 2 Comments, Category: Church News, Church Reform, Latest News, Women in the Church, Women's Ordination,

Mary T. Malone has dedicated her life to searching for the women who founded Christianity. In the patriarchal church they disappeared in 55 AD (when Paul told women to be silent) and only reappeared in 1970 AD (when Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena were made Doctors of the church).

Mary was born in Wexford in 1938. She lived for 35 years in Canada where she lectured on church history in the Toronto School of Theology and St Augustine's Seminary in Waterloo. For 17 years she was a member of the Faithful Companions of Jesus. For 7 years she was married to Mike McCarroll who sadly died in 1987. In 1998 she returned to Ireland where she published "Women in Christianity" in 3 Volumes; "Four Women Doctors of the Church"; "Praying with Women Mystics"; "The Elephant in the Church" (which was published in a revised edition earlier this year).

Mary delivered this talk on 13 May 2019 in the Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Mary is almost totally blind but she sees much further than many blessed with good eyesight!

Hopefully this talk will not be her last! She is a National Treasure, though she is probably best known in Canada.

Follow this link to see a video of her talk on 13 May 2019:

A wonderful location for Mary's talk

Nieves Fernández making a presentation to Mary T. Malone

Ursula Halligan with Mary T. Malone

Mary with her niece Carole

Mary T. Malone with Sr Cora Richardson

2 Comments
  1. Date: May 21, 2019
    Author: Brendan Butler

    I suggest that a Mary T. Malone Theological school be set up to bring about a greater women theological input into the life of the.people of god . As Mary said the voice of women was erased from church history from 55 to 1970 A.D. then it is now necessary for women's voices to be articulated and have an equal place with men witjin our catholic community. However women need to have their own theological institute where their life experiences can be expressed in their own theological language and so a new phase of christianity can emerge.

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  2. Date: May 22, 2019
    Author: Brendan Butler

    I suggest that a Mary T. Malone Theological school be set up to bring about a greater women theological input into the life of the.people of god . As Mary said the voice of women was erased from church history from 55 to 1970 A.D. then it is now necessary for women's voices to be articulated and have an equal place with men witjin our catholic community. However women need to have their own theological institute where their life experiences can be expressed in their own theological language and so a new phase of christianity can emerge.

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