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Anne Hutchinson
(Puritan Religious Reformer, Spiritual Advisor and One of the Most Infamous English Women in Colonial American History)
Anne Hutchinson
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Birthdate: 1591
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alford, United Kingdom
Died: August 20, 1643

Anne Hutchinson was a Puritan religious reformer, spiritual advisor, and a prominent participant in the Free Grace Controversy, which shook the Massachusetts Bay Colony between 1636 and 1638. Anne Hutchinson is an important figure in the history of women in ministry and the history of religious freedom in the Thirteen British Colonies.

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Public Universal Friend
(American Preacher)
Public Universal Friend
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Birthdate: November 29, 1752
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
Died: July 1, 1819

Jemima Wilkinson was an American preacher who later became known as the Public Universal Friend after becoming a genderless evangelist. The Public Universal Friend preached throughout the northeastern US. The Friend's teachings attracted several followers who became part of the Society of Universal Friends.

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Ann Lee
(American Religious Leader)
Ann Lee
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Birthdate: February 29, 1736
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: September 8, 1784

Ann Lee is remembered as the founder of the Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, also known as the Shakers, for their ritual of shaking during worshipping. Born to a blacksmith in England, she initially worked at a textile mill and later ushered her movement into the U.S.

Elizabeth of Portugal
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Birthdate: January 4, 1271
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aljafería Palace, Zaragoza, Spain
Died: July 4, 1336
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Amanda Smith
(American Methodist Preacher and Former Slave Who Opened an Orphanage for African-American Girls)
Amanda Smith
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Birthdate: January 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Green, Maryland, United States
Died: February 24, 1915

Born into slavery, Amanda Smith later stepped into freedom after her father bought his and his family’s freedom. Starting as a domestic help, she later became a missionary and a Holiness movement leader, who invested in women’s education wholeheartedly and even established an orphanage for Black girls.

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Mary Joseph Rogers
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Birthdate: October 27, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 9, 1955

The founder of the Maryknoll Sisters, a woman’s congregation that took up missions abroad, Mary Joseph Rogers was initially a zoology student but later devoted her life to her faith. Her group of Christian nuns were initially known as Teresians. The first foreign mission of the Sisters was in China.

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Mercedes de Jesus Molina
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Birthdate: September 24, 1828
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baba, Los Ríos, Ecuador
Died: June 12, 1883
Mother Marie Joseph Butler
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Birthdate: July 20, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: April 1, 1940

Irish nun Mother Marie Joseph Butler is best remembered for establishing the Marymount Schools in the US and Europe. Part of the Roman Catholic order Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, she later became a US citizen. Her writings were posthumously published as As An Eagle.

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Mary Hannah Fulton
(American Missionary)
Mary Hannah Fulton
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Birthdate: May 31, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashland, Ohio, United States
Died: January 7, 1927

Mary Hannah Fulton was a medical missionary who was sent by the Presbyterian Church to South China. She established a dispensary in Kwai Ping and also helped establish the Hackett Medical College for Women which aimed at training women in medicine. Mary Hannah Fulton also preached the Presbyterian faith in China and helped translate English medical volumes into Chinese.

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Ruth Lewis
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Birthdate: 1946 AD
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
Died: July 20, 2020
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Lori Bakker
(Former Televangelist, Motivational Speaker and Founder of the 'Lori's House' Organisation)
Lori Bakker
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Birthdate: August 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States

The wife of televangelist Jim Bakker and The Jim Bakker Show co-host, Lori Bakker had previously led a reckless life. Following five abortions, she switched to spirituality and joined the Phoenix First Assembly. She later formed the Mourning to Joy Ministry, to help women survive post-abortion trauma.

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Fidelia Fisk
(Missionary)
Fidelia Fisk
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Birthdate: May 1, 1816
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shelburne, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 26, 1864

Fidelia Fisk was a noted American missionary to Persia (Iran), who championed the cause of women’s education and health in Urmia, Iran. Initially a teacher, she had later moved to Iran to be part of the Nestorian Christians. However, she eventually went back to the U.S. with failing health.

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Laura Maria Sheldon Wright
(Missionary)
Laura Maria Sheldon Wright
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Birthdate: July 10, 1809
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
Died: January 21, 1886

Growing up amid Native American children, Laura Maria Sheldon Wright developed a love for their culture. After her marriage to a missionary to the Seneca Indians, she not only learned the Seneca language but also promoted education and agriculture among them. She also formed the Iroquois Temperance League.

Lucy Whitehead McGill Waterbury Peabody
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Birthdate: March 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas, United States
Died: February 26, 1949

American missionary Lucy Whitehead McGill Waterbury Peabody had been part of a several major Baptist missions across the world. She is remembered for her work in India. Back in Boston, she established the Farther Lights Society and the missionary magazine Everyland. She also headed the Woman’s Baptist Foreign Missionary Society.