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OneParis. Thursday, The kalends May (May 1), 1147; 30 Iyyar, 4907. The feast of Saint Philip, apostle, who had four daughters, all prophetesses.
Primo hoc ipsum quod cum plurimi judices viri in IsraeL fuisse referantur, de nullo illorum dicitur, quia propheta fuerit, nisi de Debbora muliere.
First of all, of the many male judges in Israel who are referred to, it is said of none of them that they were prophets, only of the woman Deborah.
--Hrabanus Maurus Commentary on the Book of Judges
It came as a shock to Catherine that