Featured Saint 28/06/22

Miriam the Prophetess

Claim to fame: She is the sister of the Prophet Moses and Priest Aaron and also played a key role in leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

Quote: ‘Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her, with timbrels and with praises. And Miriam answered them saying, “Let us sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously”. The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea. “Let us sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously.”’ – First Hoos

Fun fact: Miriam watched the infant Moses on the borders of the Nile when their mother placed him in a basket and placed him in the river to protect him from persecution.