Women's Fellowship

There are two organized groups on the St. Vladimir's campus, offering a wide range of programs and activities for seminarian wives and women students.

The St. Juliana Society, formed to support future clergy wives, plans a variety of events with a range of speakers who cover topics that have been suggested by former graduates and 2nd- and 3rd-year student wives. Meetings are on alternate Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. generally at the home of our President and his wife, Fr. Chad and Mat. Thekla Hatfield.  

"I remember what it was like being a young clergy wife, clueless as to what was expected of me and how to deal with the challenges of parish and mission life," notes Matushka Thekla. "With the help of my student planners, we create a venue for questions about what happens after seminary, and try to equip wives with the tools they will need." 

The second group, a more general Women's Group, is specifically aimed at facilitating events that encourage fun and fellowship for all the women on campus, whether they be staff, faculty wives, or students. Movie nights, "mom's night out," cooking classes, game nights, and other creative special activities, draw the women together for times of relaxation and fellowship.


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Wives' Group Ends Semester with Holiday Flair

05 December 2011 • On-campus Event • St. Juliana Society

St. Juliana Society members display their handiwork.St. Juliana Society members display their handiwork.Our seminary wives' group, the St. Juliana Society, wrapped up its fall semester activities with a how-to in Christmas wreath-making. Tanya Penkrat, who is the Special Events Coordinator here at St. Vladimir's and a former florist, instructed the women in creating holiday decor, using fresh (and free!) branches cut from the variety of evergreens that adorn the seminary grounds. The fun session capped a semester of twice-monthly get-togethers, which ranged in nature from the practical to the sublime: everything from engaging with a panel of "PKs" (i.e., "Priests' Kids") to reflecting upon the art of prayer.