Feminine Genius

Who is woman and who is she meant to be? Based upon Pope St. John Paul II’s teachings on women, this study discusses woman’s role in the Church, family and society, as well as the strengths God has given her to fully live out these roles.

INTRODUCTION: LEADING THIS STUDY

Being a woman is an incredible gift and opportunity. God has made us good, and he wants us to share our gift.

CHAPTER 1: THE ORIGINAL PLAN

Studying the creation of Adam and Eve helps us to understand our ultimate goal and the purpose of our femininity.

CHAPTER 2: THE PLAN DERAILED

The tensions that exist in relationships between men and women today have their roots in Adam and Eve’s original act of disobedience toward God.

CHAPTER 3: JESUS CONFIRMS OUR DIGNITY

Some of the ways in which many women experience the effects of original sin are through discrimination on one hand and disordered attachments on the other. Jesus brings hope to these situations and shows us a radically different attitude.

CHAPTER 4: CAPACITY FOR THE OTHER

A woman is particularly endowed to embrace and cherish others.

CHAPTER 5: A MISSION FOR OUR TIMES

Women have an indispensable role to play in the improvement of society precisely because women are different from men.

CHAPTER 6: THE PROPHETIC NATURE OF WOMEN

Women’s natural receptivity allows them to be prophetic witnesses to receiving and responding to God’s love.

CHAPTER 7: MARY, OUR MODEL

It is in Mary that we discover the true nature and most perfect example of feminine humanity.