Magdalene Circle

Our mission is to bring together women of faith, across generations and committed to collective social impact, through a sustained investment in servant leadership.

We draw inspiration from St. Mary Magdalene – once discredited, now celebrated as the first person to whom the resurrected Christ appeared and proclaim the good news to the earliest disciples. “Apostle to the Apostles,” Mary of Magdala symbolizes the importance of the female voice in the global Church community.

Save the Date!

Magdalene Circle Annual Event

Featuring: Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo

November 10, 2023 | 12:00PM | The Boathouse at Mercer Lake

From 2012 – 2016, Dr. Woo served as president and chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. A celebrated author, Dr. Woo will be speaking on her most recent book called “Rising: Learning from Women’s Leadership in Catholic Ministries.”

This is a private event for Magdalene Circle members. Interested in joining the circle? Email Stephanie Peddicord.

About the Annual Event

Each year, the Circle gathers to hear from a prominent woman of faith on a relevant justice issue. Past speakers include Kerry Robinson, Global Ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable (2017); Sr. Christine Schenk, Church Reformist and Historian (2018); Sr. Norma Pimentel, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (2019), Sr. Helen Prejean, activist and author of Dead Man Walking, Olga Segura, author of Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church, and Ellie Hildago, co-director of Discerning Deacons.