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What is Authentic Femininity?

“The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of women is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at his moment when the human race is undergoing so deep a transformation, women imbued with a spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid humanity in not falling.” (Bl. John Paul, II, Mulieris Dignitatem)

What does it mean to live as an authentically feminine woman? There are books and articles, essays and poems, paintings and hymns that all capture the ideal of femininity.

It is a particularly pressing question for our generation, as we live in a time when men and women are portrayed as identical in all respects. Yet, we know that from the beginning, God created man and woman equal in dignity, yet complimentary in nature! What does this mean? Click the link below to read the rest of the article, and please email and share with your friends!

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One thought on “What is Authentic Femininity?

  1. hermit

    21 Jan on 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Identify the Virgin Mary as being a PERSON rather than specifically a WOMAN, and there is not a single thing here which would change. The gifts offered to Mary (and accepted by her) are offered to each of us, men and women alike. This is not about femininity; this is about becoming truly human.

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