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HOLY WOMEN

A liturgical term used to designate women saints in the Bible or since biblical times in the Church's ritual. Particularly applied to the women who stood by the Cross of Christ on Calvary, and who were the first to visit the sepulcher on Easter Sunday.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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