Press statement 22 July 2017 [WAC Ireland is a Member of WOW]
Women's Ordination Worldwide (WOW) celebrates the feast of St. Mary Magdalene (July 22) with the launch of Dr. Annette Esser’s beautiful original painting, "Longing for the Sun of Justice." The painting symbolizes women’s calling to priesthood, not granted by men in the church, but through Christ.
The painting shows two dissimilar hands varied in shape and color, joining together to resemble a chalice, illuminated by a blazoned sun in the place of a host along a horizon. You may also notice a small cross in the middle of the sun. Made whole and Holy by one another, the hands are united in the Sun, in Christ.
WOW reaffirms our call for the institutional Church to rid itself of the sin of sexism and model unconditional equality by opening up all ministries to Catholic women who have the talent and vocation to serve their communities as St. Mary Magdalene did.
On the Feast of the "Apostle to the Apostle," we are reminded that Mary Magdalene followed Jesus' call to go and tell the Good News of the Resurrection, inspiring women for centuries to answer God's call to preach, minister, and live the Gospel message of equality.
WOW Leadership Circle:
Pat Brown (UK) +44 113 268 2887 firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicja Baranowska (Belgium & Poland) +32 488 67 69 20 email@example.com
Colm Holmes (Ireland) +353 86 606 3636 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate McElwee (Italy & USA) +39 393 692 2100 email@example.com