Women in Scripture Podcasts

Listen to the Women in Scripture Podcast series here and read Fleur Dorrell's art reflections on these inspiring women.

This new podcast series celebrates the lives and influence of women in scripture, some of the greatest women of all time.

Each podcast is presented by Natalie Orefice, Advisor for Parish Evangelisation at the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as part of the God Who Speaks initiative.

Every month, Natalie is joined by dynamic women from across the Birmingham Archdiocese as they focus on a different woman in the Bible.

You can listen to the Podcasts here and on the Birmingham website.

Here you will also find a series of art reflections written by Fleur Dorrell to accompany the podcasts.

Birmingham Archdiocese · Women in Scripture Podcast

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If you’re looking for school resources on the Women in the Bible then check out these excellent PowerPoints provided by The Diocese of Westminster.

Ruth

Fleur reflects on the story of Ruth through the lens of British watercolourist Thomas Matthews Rooke.

Abigail

Fleur considers Guido Reni’s painting of the meeting between David and Abigail.

Hannah

Fleur considers Hannah's story and the Victorian artist Frank W.W. Topham's depiction of her.

Deborah

Fleur shares the story of Deborah, a Judge and Prophet, whilst considering this stained glass window by John Francis Bentley.

Mary

Fleur unpacks Henry Ossawa Tanner's illuminating painting of the Annunciation.

Martha

Fleur explains the multiple meanings present in Diego Velazquez's interpretation of Martha's story.

Sarah

Discover the dramatic life of Sarah from the book of Tobit as Fleur looks closely at this work by Dutch artist Jan Steen.

The Haemorrhaging Woman

Fleur takes a look at this incredible yet unnamed woman's story as described in Scripture and through art.

Lydia

Fleur celebrates Lydia of Thyatira, a successful businesswoman and Philippian convert, while reflecting on this painting by the artist Edward Irvine Halliday.

Mary Magdalene

Fleur looks at the many different ways Mary Magdalene has been depicted in art.

Mary of Bethany

Fleur takes a closer look at the life of Mary of Bethany and this wonderful painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.

Miriam

Fleur highlights the central role Miriam plays in Israel's history and how she interprets the Exodus through song inspired by this mosaic in Jerusalem.

Peter’s mother-in-law

Fleur compares the Synoptic gospel accounts of the healing of Peter’s Mother-in-Law while studying James Tissot’s painting of this miracle.