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Breakfast with St. Phoebe

September 16, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

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Breakfast with St. Phoebe

Saturday, September 16, 8:30-10:00am, Basilica School Room LL7

St. Phoebe

Join us to learn about St. Phoebe and what St. Paul asked of her, hear a brief history of her feast day (September 3) and how her ministry relates to the Global Synod in which the Vatican asks the faithful to rethink women’s participation in the Church.

As with the Basilica listening sessions, leadership roles of women were raised in almost all reports. Learn how you can get involved in this work, and the how the Basilica community can engage with this topic.  Please register below for this event.

All are welcome!


Speaker: Lisa Amman

Lisa will tell us about St. Phoebe and what St. Paul asked of her, give a brief history of her feast day (September 3) and explain how her ministry relates to the work of the Global Synod through which the Pope is currently entreating the faithful to “Rethink women’s participation in the Church.” (DSS, Enlarge the Space of Your Tent, 2023.)  She will update us on the many steps being taken to provide input to the Vatican about what the Holy Spirit is calling the Church to do and will lay out ways The Basilica community can engage with this topic and celebrate St. Phoebe Day along with at least 10 other parishes in the Twin Cities and more than 100 nation-wide!

Lisa Amman, the deputy director of engagement for Discerning Deacons, has learned, prayed and worked in Catholic institutions her whole life. Inspired by the civic and ecclesial leadership of Benedictine sisters, she attended the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. She served for five years as the director of social justice at her parish in St. Paul, and she worked for 10 years as a community organizer with ISAIAH, an alliance of more than 100 faith congregations. She coached, mentored and trained thousands of lay and ordained people of faith to advance the Gospel vision of justice and equal dignity in public policy. She is an active member of Saint Thomas More Parish, where she recently finished the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in everyday life. A native of Louisiana, she and her husband have two daughters. Lisa’s work to ordain women deacons is for her daughters.

To learn more about The Basilica Liturgies on September 23 & 24, click HERE.



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