In Holy Writ we meet several instances when women are honored with this title: Mary, the sister of Moses (Exodus 15); Debbora, who meted out justice to the Tribes of Israel (Judges 4); Holda, the contemporary of King Josias (4 Kings 22); and in the New Testament, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel (Luke 2). God is free to allot His gifts as He chooses.

MLA Citation

  • “prophetess”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 September 2013. Web. 25 September 2020. <>