Here are a couple of lines from the Acts of Peter about Candida, a woman who instructed her husband in the faith in the first century.
Does Paul refer to wives of apostles or female coworkers of apostles in 1 Cor. 9:5? Was their role companionship or teaching Christian doctrine?
Catherine of Siena ministered to souls blighted by poverty, injustice, and disease. Her influence also reached the highest echelons of both civil and church politics in late medieval Italy.