Women, just as much if not more so than men, were martyred because of their active leadership in the early church.

And yet many Christians continue to insist that it isn’t right for women to lead churches.

I for one look forward to meeting Perpetua from Antioch, who defied her pagan father, gave birth in prison, died in the arena and left a diary filled with notes on the solace of friendship and the Sacraments.

Blandina died in 177AD in Lyon, she risked all to keep the revolutionary egalitarian message of Jesus alive. Losing her life was nothing compared to keeping the Gospel.

Your Correspondent, Its funny how learning begets learning.