Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Feminine Soul
When Holly invited me to check out her blog and this meme, I couldn't resist since Pay It Forward is one of my favorite movies. This is my first post for this meme so I hope I do it right~here goes!
ThereseRita has a wonderful blog called Zeal For Your House Consumes Me. Yesterday she posted an article written by Fr. Benjamin Bradshaw called The Unique Nature of the Feminine Soul. The article used the writings of St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and Blessed John Paul II's Theology of the Body.
The lines of what it truly means to live our femininity have become severely blurred, if not completely erased in our current culture. Fr. Bradshaw used the writings of these great saints to help clarify them.
St Teresa Benedicta sums up the heart of what I believe is meant by the "unique nature of the feminine soul" when she says:
Don't let the mention of the Theology of the Body scare you~ the post is easy to read and understand.
Thanks to ThereseRita for sharing this insightful post with us. You can read it by clicking the title of ThereseRita's blog above.
Please be sure to visit Holly at A Life~ Size Catholic Blog where you can more about what's good and useful in the blog world.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.