I was invited by the Daughters of Saint Paul to offer commentary for their 25th anniversary edition of Mulieris Dignitatem, and the title has just become available. From their website:
Features & Benefits:
- Commentary written by a lay woman who addressed the Vatican Congress marking the 20th anniversary of the document in 2008
- Brings themes from the original document into a modern context, making them relevant for women today
- Highlights the essential points of the encyclical
- Encourages active engagement in reading
- Serves as a springboard into prayer
- Provides conversation starters for group use
About the Commentator:
Genevieve Kineke is a convert to the faith who was immediately drawn to the question of what it means to be a woman in the image and likeness of God. In 1992, she founded Canticle, a magazine dedicated to that question, which she edited for twelve years. In 2006, she wrote The Authentic Catholic Woman (Servant Books), followed by Set Free: The Authentic Catholic Woman's Guide to Forgiveness (Servant Books, 2012). She has spoken widely on the topic and was invited to address the Vatican Congress marking the 20th anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem in 2008. She is married and the mother of five children.
What Are People Saying about this Title?
"Blessed John Paul II's landmark apostolic letter for women,Mulieris Dignatatem brought the feminine genius to our lexicon, beginning a quiet revolution of a new feminism characterized by an integration of gospel values. Twenty-five years later, this Anniversary Edition of Mulieris Dignatatem in the Year of Faith is the right occasion to reintroduce this document to the next generation. Genevieve Kineke's thoughtful commentary after each of the document's nine chapters offers readers a contemplative unpacking of the pontiff's words, plus guides for them to ponder, pray, and act. This is a marvelous keepsake book, as well as a learning tool."
-Pat Gohn, author, Blessed Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood (Ave Maria Press, 2013)
It almost goes without saying that I'd love to address your book club, women's guild, or retreat in the coming months. This message is too beautiful not to share!