The purpose of the Midwestern District (12th Episcopal District) Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of St. Louis, MO is to train, develop and equip wives on every level of ministry and to provide support and encouragement to surviving widows. We realize that Ministers' Wives serve their congregations on many levels as First Ladies, Assistant Pastors' Wives, Ministers' Wives, and Widows. The symbol for the Ministers' Wives is the Peacock.
The Peacock is known for its strikingly beautiful color and magnificent plumage. It has been used to symbolize the church, eternal life and as a sign of protection and nobility. We use the peacock to represent the beauty we can achieve when we show our true colors through our love, integrity, anointing and gifts we share with the body of Christ.
The symbol of the peacock carries portents of Nobility, Holiness, Guidance, Protection and Watchfulness. As Leading Ladies of Distinction, we endeavor to portray these characteristics as we serve in our various levels.
The peacock naturally replaces his feathers annually, and as such, is also a symbol of renewal. The Leading Ladies of Distinction, Ministers’ Wives and Widows will continue to build the Auxiliary, renew relations and grow in grace.