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06 April 2024

The Word of Women in Salvation History

On April 20th, as part of the series “Women and Power in the Old Testament... a History that Repeats Itself,” there will be a gathering titled “Sarah - Authority of Women’s Words in the History of Salvation”, organized by the Community of the Friars and Sisters Servants of Mary at San Carlo al Corso in Milan. The speaker for this event is Paola Lazzarini, a sociologist.

The Intersection of Environmental and Women’s History

On April 20th and 21st, the conference “The Song and the Shore: Women’s Voices, Roads for All”, promoted by Arkè in collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler and Coordinamento Teologhe Italiane, will take place at the Auditorium Sala Conservatorio in Riva del Garda, Trento. This conference highlights the interconnected histories of the environment and women, both of which have endured similar marginalization and subjugation to specific and categorical interests.

Recurrences and celebrations

April marks, among others, the feasts of Saints Theodora, virgin and martyr (2), Irene, virgin and martyr (5), Julia Billiart, virgin, foundress of the Sisters of Our Lady of Namur (8), Magdalene of Canossa, virgin, foundress of the Daughters and Sons of Charity (10), Gemma Galgani, virgin, Maria Bernarda Soubirous (pictured), virgin of the Ladies of Nevers, seer of Lourdes (16), Mary of St Euphrasia Pelletier, virgin, foundress of the Good Shepherd Sisters (24), Catherine of Siena, virgin of the Dominican Third Order and Doctor of the Church (29).

Curated by Valeria Pendenza