Kate Holbrook

Kate Holbrook, PhD (1972-2022), was a leading voice in the study of Latter-day Saint women and Latter-day Saint foodways. She held a BA from Brigham Young University, and MTS from Harvard Divinity School, and a PhD from Boston University. Kate was a Specialist in Women's History, Managing Historian of Women's History, and Academic Outreach Director at the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With her colleagues, Kate coedited ground-breaking collections of Latter-day Saint women's history. She enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, and talking walks with her husband and three children.

August 29, 2023 10:00 AM MDT
“Because housework is an essential means of serving others, I believe He will help us to do it.”
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August 11, 2023 05:35 AM MDT
Acting on revelation doesn’t mean we will feel inspired all the time. The experiences of two women foundational to the history of the Church teach us this in a profound way.
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August 04, 2023 09:28 AM MDT
We don’t mean to be exclusive or boastful or blind—so what does it mean to say that the Church is ‘true’?
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March 16, 2022 10:11 AM MDT
As the first president of the Relief Society, Emma's words, recorded in Relief Society meeting minutes, continue to inspire and encourage us to increase our faith and charity.
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March 28, 2017 11:32 AM MDT
Several months after the deaths of her sons Joseph, Hyrum, and Samuel Smith, Lucy Mack Smith (1775–1856) began writing her history. At age 69, she was in poor health and felt “it a privilege as well as my duty . . . to give (as my last testimony to a world from whence I must soon take my departure) an account.” . . .
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March 02, 2017 10:38 PM MST
Lucy Mack Smith (1775–1856) was the mother of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and nine other children, and she was a strong voice in the early Church. She gave this speech to a gathering of emigrating Saints at Lake Erie in Buffalo, New York in May 1831.
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