Saturday, March 15, 2014

The 172nd Anniversary of the Relief Society

Since my Irish ancestry comes from northern Ireland, I tend to remember March 17 as the anniversary of the Relief Society rather than St. Patrick's Day, so we'll be having soda bread and other Irish food to celebrate the birthday of the Relief Society.

The Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded on March 17, 1842. Here are some materials about one of the oldest and largest women's organizations:

Daughters in My Kingdom (official church history of the Relief Society)

Women of Covenant (older and more comprehensive official church history)

"Relief Society" in Mormonism: A Historical Encyclopedia (pages 107-110)

The original Relief Society Minute Book (Joseph Smith Papers Project)

"The 169th Anniversary of the Relief Society" (my post from three years ago)

"10 accomplishments of the Relief Society" (a nice article in the Deseret News)

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