St. Helena's Role Of Women In The Sisters

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development of churches throughout Rome as well as the Holy Land (St. Helen). St. Helena gave orders to the Emperor Constantine to build a church in Jerusalem in honor of the Resurrection of Christ. She also discovered the True Cross on which Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem. Due to her extensive service to the church and her efforts in discovering the True Cross, St. Helena is known as the “Equal of the Apostles.” During the Reform Movement women took advantage of the new ideas that were spreading during the time and gained access to education, which resulted in more involvement within the church. Education was necessary tool for girls to gain knowledge as future mothers. During the 1550’s and onward, women could be seen holding prayer meetings as well and preaching and christening children. However, in the 1560’s, women were no longer able to participate in church activities. Among the synods, decisions were made to forbid women from reading the Bible and meddling with prayers and Christian practices. When choosing positions of authority, men were primarily preferred within …show more content…
The birth of Jesus points to a significant moment whereby God favors the poor in which He sends an angel of the Lord to the poor shepherds who were keeping watch over their flock during the nighttime. The angel delivered the good news and said, “The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” (Luke 2:11). God sets the tone by demonstrating the idea that any individual could have been chosen to receive this news, but God chooses the poor shepherds to be the first to hear the good news and to pass the message to Mary, Jesus’ mother. They were so favored by God that they were visited by a multitude of angels (Luke

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