Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Authentic Catholic Woman, a book discussion

This is week 2 of our discussions and boy I am thoroughly enjoying our discussions and even though we all haven't been able to get the book, everyone has been able to contribute. One thing that is SO important to get in this book is this:

WE WOMEN, MARRIED/SINGLE/CLOISTERED, HAVE A REQUIRED ROLE TO CHANGE OUR CULTURE OF DEATH TO THE CULTURE OF LIFE AND LOVE!!!!!


The washing, the cooking, the hugging, and the taxi driving is all essential and considered redemptive work.

Did you know that bathing, cleaning, dusting, and vacuuming is our motherly way of baptizing our homes and family? Cleaning and making anew? Rejuvenating?

That preparing meals is Eucharistic?

That hugging our children and smiling at them, giving them encouragement and making sure they know you are there and love them is confirmation?

That we minister to our families as one can only do with love and motherly instincts? Fathers and men can help, but it is the woman's femininity that seems to be most comforting.

Take Veronica for instance, she fought the crowds, the soldiers, and other onlookers to minister to Jesus during his passion. What courage?!! What love!!! What a ministry! To love and give love at the utmost of times in a person's life. That is a women's vocation

More next week!

2 comments:

Kitchen Madonna said...

I really want to get this book, I think I'll order it now. Thank you Ebeth for sharing this with us!

Mwah! mwah! mwah!
KM

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Sounds wonderful!