· Vatican City ·

This month we present the “earthquake” women.  These are the women who have caused unexpected tremors and challenged the accepted equilibrium of their time, and who have sometimes paid dearly for the price of this ensuing turmoil. There are examples of this in all religions, the Scriptures and the Koran recount all about them for example. For the Church, for which these women sometimes gave their lives, they were considered rebels, some even heretics.

“They are women who were protagonists of their own destiny, who challenged power and clashed with (male) hierarchies to pose problems that later proved to be prophetic. Some were only rehabilitated after their death. Perhaps theirs was a kind of “ecclesial martyrdom”.