A Feminist St Patrick?
Posted on 15. Mar, 2018, in Christian Values, Feminism/Women in the Church, Gospel Values, St Patrick1 Comment
St Patrick, Ireland’s national patron saint had plenty to offer to women. So says Soline Humbert a prominent member of “We are Church” with a particular interest in justice for women and exploring how they have been excluded from the Church. Like Saint Patrick she was a stranger in this land and like him she too came to have a great affection for Ireland. Here she talks about how St. Patrick’s Confessions were very inspirational for her and that he was a whole man, unafraid of his vulnerabilities and emotions. She also points out that he was the last saint to reference his dreams as an inspiration for his action and how changes in Church Teaching forbade using the wisdom of dreams. She explains more to Miriam Gormally.
Excellent interview with Soline. Very interesting ideas especially her account of Patrick’s Confessions and how it makes him so real and relatable. Would like to hear more from her.