The stories of St. Susanna, St. Elizabeth Feodorovna, the New Martyr, St. Melania the Younger, St. Olympias the Deaconess, St. Xenia of Petersburg and Fool for Christ, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, and the Myrrh-bearing women told by women who also share their stories. Inspiring, revealing, funny, and sad, the authors explore how the witness of these women has influenced their lives.
"The authors have succeeded in telling the stories of saintly women in the Orthodox tradition in ways that are accessible and inspiring to readers of all Christian traditions. In so doing, they have offered strength to contemporary women in their spiritual quests. They also remind us that holiness is a vocation to which all CHristians are called through our baptism." -Rev. Dr. Diane C. Kessler, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches
"Saint Catherine was a lover of wisdom, and in each chapter of this winsome work we encounter embodied wisdom in the lives of courageous, generous, compassionate women, both ancient and modern. These women join those first disciples in 'humble boasting' as they proclaim the glory of God that resurrects us to living faith in our own day and time." -Don C. Richter, Associate Director, The Valparasio Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith