The Vision for Lydia’s Gathering starts with a question. What would it mean to the world if women in the Roman Catholic Church were elevated to equal status with men? We believe it would have a profound, positive, and exemplar global effect; every county and every village would find women elevated with new-found respect and instill higher aspirations for each of them, especially in the global Catholic population* of 1.1215 billion people.
Lydia’s Gathering can also facilitate the ministries with the purchase of properties for continuing existing parishes without a priest at this time. The goal is not to be a landlord, but rather a resource with which to help build caring and just communities. As the endowments grow, so to will the vision which may consider micro-loans at reasonable rates and a myriad of venues where women can be justly employed and administer to their growing communities
Lydia’s Gathering’s Mission is to support the training and ordination of Catholic women into the priesthood. It will also help to start their various ministries. The women bishops can also ordain men who also have justice and equality as their beliefs.
For those of you around the globe who agree with this Vision we ask for your time and financial support. Go to Support Us for donations. We need everyone to spread the word and also, for any of you who wish to become involved in an ongoing way to contact us. Our goal is high, but so is the need around the world. The goal of growing, self sustaining endowments will continue to support women working for a just and peaceful world.