Sponsored by the
St. Joan of Arc Women’s Club
Join us for a four-week Bible study with
Dr. Pauline Viviano
Dr. Viviano has a Ph.D in Biblical Languages and Literature, and taught in the Theology Department at Loyola University for 35 years.
The same lecture will be offered twice a week for four weeks.
Sign up for Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the St. Joan of Arc Parish Hall
OR Thursday afternoons at 1:30 pm in the St. Joan of Arc Parish rectory
October 19 or 21
October 26 or 28
November 2 or 4
November 9 or 11
Each week will look at Bible stories in which women play key roles:
- Week 1: The creation of woman and the role of Eve in “the fall.”
- Week 2: Stories of the matriarchs – Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel – and their impaction Abraham’s descendants; the roles of Ruth and Esther in Israel’s history.
- Week 3: The women whom Jesus encounters in the gospels, and the position of women in the early Church
- Week 4: Mary’s role in the gospels as the first disciple, modeling our response to Jesus’ call.
We will study the cultural, social, and literary contexts from which these women emerge, and suggest ways their stories continue to have meaning for our own faith journey.