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November 6, 2009

New Book on Feminine Vocation

But the hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being achieved in its fullness, the hour in which woman acquires in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is under-going so deep a transformation, women impregnated with the spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid mankind in not falling.


This quote is from Pope Paul VI's address to women at the close of the Vatican Council on December 8, 1965. I saw this quote first at the women's conference I attended in my parish a couple weeks back. To further the promise of this quote, the Vatican is releasing a new book on the vocation of women -- it is a reflection on John Paul II's Mulieris Dignitatem.

The book, entitled Woman and Man, The Totality of the Humanum was originally published in Italian in February 2008. Here's a few words of Benedict XVI about the topic:
Faced with cultural and political trends that seek to eliminate, or at least cloud and confuse, the sexual differences inscribed in human nature, considering them a cultural construct, it is necessary to recall God's design that created the human being masculine and feminine, with a unity and at the same time an original difference and complimentary. Human nature and the cultural dimension are integrated in an ample and complex process that constitutes the formation on one's own identity, where both dimensions, that of the feminine and that of the masculine, correspond to and complete each other," the Holy Father affirmed in that address.

All I could find out is that the English translation is forthcoming!! We got lots to look forward to!!!

1 comment:

La Italiana said...

This is so exciting!!!!

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