PCS 301 - Visionary Women in the Christian Tradition

Course Description

The women in this book are radiant reflections of the feminine face of God. They show us how to be strong witnesses to the Holy One in our midst. These women invite us to experience woman­ courage, woman-hope, woman-strength, and woman-passion. Their spirits liberate, energize, and empower us. In prayer, we dialogue with these models of faith. We make them our soul sisters. We establish a relationship with these companions, champions, and change agents who, although with God, are still with us. We argue with these prophetic witnesses to the gospel. We question their decisions and listen to their insights. We share our own stories with them.

These women are our sisters and friends. Their stories touch our souls. Their words are a rich source of inspiration and renewal in our commitment to work for justice, peace, and equality in our world. We can learn much about faith, hope, and love from these daring disciples.

 Sisters, daughters, mothers, grandmothers-women of many cultures, races, and ethnic backgrounds-are sharing their dreams and visions to birth a new paradigm of worship, prayer, and community. As the bondage of sexism, racism, militarism, and ageism continues, women prayer groups are exploring a rich variety of resources that celebrate the stories and spirituality of women.

Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan
Course Instructor

Rev. Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan, MA, D.Min, ARCWP, a Sister for Christian Community, is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida. Bridget Mary presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is an author of twenty books including The Healing Power of Prayer: New and Expanded Edition and Praying with Women of the Bible. Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and YouTube. She is dean of the D. Min. and M.Div programs for Global Ministries University. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California on April 19, 2009. Her blog is http://bridgetmarys.blogspot.com/

Course Format

This course is offered as an independent study or in a cohort model. Cohorts meet in Zoom to foster an interactive learning community. Students post assignments and are encouraged to comment on each other’s posts. The material from this course is ideal for homily development and pastoral education.

Dr. Mary Theresa Streck
Course Instructor


Rev. Dr. Mary Theresa Streck, Ed.D., D.Min, ARCWP is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, NY. She presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is currently the lead program coordinator of the ARCWP Program of Preparation team. Mary Theresa is an educator and artist who designs and creates sacred arts. She earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Sage Colleges, a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries University and certificate in spiritual direction from Holy Ground, a spiritual direction training program. She was ordained a priest on September 15, 2013 and is a commissioned member of the Federation of Christian Ministries.

PCS Pricing Plan and Access

Participants will have access to this course for 6 months after enrolling in the course.


$100

PCS 301 - Visionary Women in the Christian Tradition