Thursday, February 08, 2018

Feminine Genius, Feminine Holiness

The Church gives thanks for all the manifestations of the feminine "genius" which have appeared in the course of history, in the midst of all peoples and nations; she gives thanks for all the charisms which the Holy Spirit distributes to women in the history of the People of God, for all the victories which she owes to their faith, hope, and charity: she gives thanks for all the fruits of feminine holiness. 
Pope St. John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem §31 quoted in Tom Perna, "'Mondays with Mary' – 10 Quotes from Pope St. John Paul II on the Dignity and Vocation of Women" (

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