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And Christa will rise

I had just finished reading Sor Juana de la Cruz by Michelle Gonzalez.  Learning about this first woman theologian of the Americas and her struggle with patriarchy was still fresh in my mind when I found an advertisement on shiny white paper in the mail.  The back side was blank, so I began throwing colors on it and folding it to make an “image and likeness” painting.  Next I inserted a cross and before you know it Christa was there.  Why wouldn’t she appear?  Two thousand years after the death of Jesus, women have followed him in their sufferings under the Romans even to the cross.  Sor Juana was just one of them.  But like Jesus, women too are rising from the dead while the men hide out again in their upper rooms.