Queen of Heaven, Queen of Home: Episcopalians, the Virgin Mary, and Gender Politic

December 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am
St. Peter's School Auditorium (second floor)
319 Lombard St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Rev. Sean Lanigan


Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez will give a talk that explores how Episcopalians related Mary as a model of female spirituality in the past and how that changed when interest in her began to signify Anglo-Catholic identity. What was gained or lost when many Episcopalians began to ignore Mary? And what does newly rediscovered interest in her mean for us today? Dr. Alvarez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Affiliated Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Temple University. Her book, The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture (UNC Press) was published in 2016. She is currently working on project exploring gendered rhetoric in anti-Catholic propaganda.

[email protected] is the adult education hour on Sunday mornings at St. Peter’s. We try to offer a wide range of programming to engage your mind and your spirit, and we hope you’ll join us as often as you’re able.


Lauri Cielo serves as the Director of Communications and Development at St. Peter's Church.

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