The Church has launched the website The Discourses of Eliza R. Snow as a place to publish all of the discourses of Eliza R. Snow, a prominent pioneer and women’s leader in the history of the Church. This marks the first time her inspirational sermons have been collected into a single publication.
The discourses have been gathered from Sister Snow’s personal journals and more than a thousand organizational minute books and contemporary newspapers. Fifty sermons are now available and more will be published in batches over the next several years.
Eliza R. Snow is among the most well-known Latter-day Saint women in Church history.
- She was the second general president of the Relief Society.
- She also worked with Church leaders to organize Primary and the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Associations (now Young Women).
- She was a prolific speaker, delivering nearly 1,200 sermons from 1840 to 1887 in Illinois and throughout the Utah and Idaho territories.
- Eliza was a personal witness to events in the Restoration.
- She was a close associate and plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
- She was also the plural wife of Brigham Young after Joseph’s martyrdom
Learn more in the article “Eliza R. Snow Discourses Published Online.”