It’s St. Patrick’s Day (are you wearing green?) but for Mormon women around the world, March 17 is much more than that.
It’s the day that the Relief Society, the women’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was organized. Today marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Relief Society.
Here is a message from the worldwide leaders of Mormon women (the general presidency of the Relief Society), encouraging us to remember and study the history and purpose of this worldwide women’s organization.
I love the photos in that article as well, capturing Mormon women around the world.
Here are a few things to celebrate Mormon women and this special day in our history.
The First Fifty Years of Relief Society is a book that is now available online for free. This article explains how there are so many stories about faith of our foremothers, seeds of stories, that if studied can give us glimpses of the heritage early Mormon women left us.
In another article, Mormon women around the world share what Relief Society means to them.
Here is a video with Mormon women sharing their love of Relief Society.
I also love this short, straightforward video of Julie B. Beck explaining what Relief Society is about. Mormon women care about strengthening faith in Jesus Christ, building family, and serving those in need.