Mr. Glanzman, one of America's most acclaimed portrait painters, has created twelve paintings of women near Jesus: Elizabeth, Mary, Mary Magdalene, Martha, Anna the Prophetess, the Widow's Mite, the Infirm Woman, the Daughter of Jairus, the Woman with Hemorrhage, the Penitent Woman, the Samaritan Woman, and the Adultress. The light in their eyes speaks volumes to anyone who has ever seen them.
Ms. Gateley, inspired to write about them and women she knew, shared the portraits with women around the country. These women, like those in the gospels, were rich, poor, middle-class, and from every racial and ethnic origin. Each of them, in hearing the words and seeing the images, exclaimed: "This is me!"
And so will you.