Thursday, March 8, 2018

Women sees the other as a person, looking past all social, economic, racial or religious stereotypes....

#InternationalWomensDay #femininegenius

“Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman! Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world's understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic...

“In this vast domain of service, the Church's two-thousand-year history, for all its historical conditioning, has truly experienced the "genius of woman"; from the heart of the Church there have emerged women of the highest calibre who have left an impressive and beneficial mark in history. I think of the great line of woman martyrs, saints and famous mystics. In a particular way I think of Saint Catherine of Siena and of Saint Teresa of Avila, whom Pope Paul VI of happy memory granted the title of Doctors of the Church. And how can we overlook the many women, inspired by faith, who were responsible for initiatives of extraordinary social importance, especially in serving the poorest of the poor? The life of the Church in the Third Millennium will certainly not be lacking in new and surprising manifestations of "the feminine genius"...

“Necessary emphasis should be placed on the "genius of women", not only by considering great and famous women of the past or present, but also those ordinary women who reveal the gift of their womanhood by placing themselves at the service of others in their everyday lives. For in giving themselves to others each day women fulfil their deepest vocation. Perhaps more than men, women acknowledge the person, because they see persons with their hearts. They see them independently of various ideological or political systems. They see others in their greatness and limitations; they try to go out to them and help them. In this way the basic plan of the Creator takes flesh in the history of humanity and there is constantly revealed, in the variety of vocations, that beauty-not merely physical, but above all spiritual-which God bestowed from the very beginning on all, and in a particular way on women.”

- taken from St John Paul II’s “Letter to Women” (June 29, 1995)

so blessed to be mother of this little lady

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Louis needs your help!

Hi again!!

Fun news! Louis entered an Art Contest and needs your help!!

Here is the description:

“The Dragon of Rare Disease” 
I’m Louis Martin & I’m 11. I have CAPS: NOMID. It’s only 1 in a million, so I guess I’m special. I had severe headaches, vomitting and the pain never stopped. This disease was a horrible beast. Now, I have medication, but the disease is always there waiting to devour me. And none of my friends can really understand because it’s so rare.  It’s my faith that helps me even while the dragon surrounds me. Jesus keeps me safe & when I stay with Jesus I find my courage.”

Please vote for his piece and share!