God Entrusts the Human Being to Women

The moral and spiritual strength of a woman is joined to her awareness that God entrusts the human being to her in a special way. Of course, God entrusts every human being to each and every other human being. But this entrusting concerns women in a special way-precisely by reason of their femininity-and this in a particular way determines their vocation. A woman is strong because of her awareness of this entrusting, strong because of the fact that God "entrusts the human being to her," always and in every way, even in the situations of social discrimination in which she may find herself. This awareness and this fundamental vocation speak to women of the dignity, which they receive from God himself, and this makes them "strong" and strengthens their vocation. Thus the "perfect woman" (cf. Prv 31:10) becomes an irreplaceable support and source of spiritual strength for other people, who perceive the great energies of her spirit. These "perfect women' are owed much by their families, and sometimes by whole nations. 

APOSTOLIC LETTER MULIERIS DIGNITATEM, $ 30 August 15, 1988

(Pope John Paul II, “Love is the Explanation of Everything”, Rizzoli 2011, Page 143)

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