The “Walking with Purpose” Bible-study program for women draws hundreds weekly to parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Read all about the program and the women involved, and see our photo gallery of a recent session at St. Issac Jogues Parish, Wayne, which welcomes 120 women each week. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Lisa Corcoran, a leader, listens during a group session for first-year participants.

A small group of women participating in their first year of the Bible- study group have a discussion at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Wayne.

From left, program leaders Mary Perilla and Cynthia Castaldi and group leader Molly Schneider discuss sacred Scripture.


Anna Coombs, program leader, makes a point.

St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Wayne draws 120 women a week to the “Walking With Purpose” Bible-study program just for women.

Cynthia Castaldi (third from left, in blue), one of the leaders of the program, participates in a lively discussion at her table.


Linda Schubert, one of the first-year women, ponders a point of discussion.

Members of the first-year group.