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Dedicated to promoting wellness and a sense of being whole in all areas of our lives.
Dedicated to helping people live their lives joyfully, strongly, fully and freely.

Become whole. Become who you are in the here and now.
Become who you were created to be - a reflection of love.
   Heal your body.      Heal your mind.      Heal your soul.

Ladies please consider..

    Just some things for the ladies to consider...

          Hello ladies...

            These are just a few things that I learned over the years that I wanted to share with you.


I have done thousands of hours of energy work with my own body and probably at least 8,000 to 10,000 hours over the last ten years. While I do not expect anyone else to spend the same amount of time that I did, I find it fascinating to see how the energies of love, feelings, the body, sound, color and everything else work together. As a result of my efforts I feel that I have a pretty good grasp on my own energies and feelings. I'm still learning about things around me. Still, I feel like a babe in the woods sometimes but I would very much like to share with you some of the things that I discovered along the way during my journey.

I know that it can be frightening to delve into your feelings and your life but that is what I felt that I had to do in order to save my life and my spirit. I was desperate and this world was not offering me any solutions for getting better so I made my own program. I fumbled, stumbled and was tricked along the way but I also found love, truth, honesty and living during my journey. Perhaps some of the fun was that I had no guide or anyone  telling me what to do. As a result I was able to learn a whole lot more about myself and what I needed to do in order to recover. I consider none of the time wasted and all of it lessons learned. I want to share because if anyone can learn anything from my journey and get out of the madness of depression or mental [spiritual] illness then that makes a difference. I found my life somewhere in all of this effort and while I do not expect or want anyone to do it the same way that I did, I hope that you find some hope and some answers in this effort of mine.

Here are some thoughts, notes, books...

      Hot flashes...
I started having hot flashes a couple of years ago (I am 51 now) but they are gone now except for one every six months or so, if that. I felt at the time that this was my life force rising to let me know that something important was going on inside of me. I felt like this energy rising and creating heat in my body was trying to give me a message about my life. I paid attention to this energy and what it was trying to tell me instead of trying to stop the hot flashes with medication. As a result I felt more fire and more me inside that I had felt in a long time. It was as if the heat was trying to get my attention because it wanted to be released. It was telling me that it was time for me to take care of myself.

Me wanted to be released from the prison of depression, trauma and stress that I was living in at the time and that I had been in for so long. I was going through the outpatient program at that time and feeling much stronger emotionally as well as letting go of a lot of old stuff. I let this energy rising be released and was rewarded with new energy and a new fire and zest for life. This energy was a part of my spirit that I had shoved aside, compromised or stuffed down along the way in life. The energy rising was telling me that it was time for me and to explore the wonderful world of my spirit. I do not think that it is any coincidence that this energy rises in most women when the childbearing and raising years are pretty much over. It's not time to roll over and die. It's time to nurture yourself. I feel that if I would have stuffed these hot flashes that they would have gotten stronger and stronger because they were trying to tell me something energetically. Now that I paid attention to what my spirit and my body were telling me, I have more energy and no hot flashes.

The energetic that I found in my body that was setting the stage for the breast cancer was a lack of self-love and nurturance of myself in many ways. Everyone else came first. I did not know how to love myself. In addition, my physical body was suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, prescription drug use for the psych stuff, too much sugar from trying to stuff my feelings and excess weight. I quit smoking but I didn't know what to do with my feelings or how to handle them and the trauma symptoms. A lack of physical exercise also contributes to lymph congestion. Exercise is needed to move the lymph, especially in the breast and shoulder area which is weak for many women. Many of us have desk jobs and this factor makes it harder for us to get the exercise that our bodies need to move the lymph.

Many illnesses start in the energetic bodies and then manifest in the physical body. This can take a long time. If we do not remove the energy or correct the other things that are contributing to disease, then we can get very sick. I don't know that doing all of these things is any guarantee that we will not get sick because I do not know enough about the way it all works together but we can do things that will help us to not get sick. The biggest part to me feeling better physically, mentally and spiritually was a connection with my own spirit and with God. That connection in which I can feel His love is what gives me life and energy in my body more than anything that I eat or any energy that I removed from my bodies.

Try this exercise if you feel like it to see if you can feel the energies move in your body. It is very good for the breast area and the general energetic circulation in the body. Lie back or sit up and try different positions to see what is most comfortable. Put your left hand on the back of your neck just above where your neck meets your shoulders. Put the fingers of your right hand into your left arm pit area and hold this for twenty minutes. After a bit you should be able to feel the energies start to circulate in your body. Some may feel the circulation, some maybe not but it does take practice and learning to feel.  Do this at least three to four times a week for thirty days and it should help the energy circulate in the breast area. Pay attention to any memories that surface and come to mind or any feelings that come up as you hold this position. They would be trying to tell you something.

These resources might help: Information about cleansing and breast massage to possibly help prevent breast cancer and increase the circulation to the area.

Michael, Iris Ann, Healthy Breasts, Every Woman’s Birthright: How your body functions to support Healthy Breasts, Your Role in keeping Healthy Breasts, Denver, CO, Clarke Publishing, 1991.
“Lymphatic massage [for breast health]” by ditidoc.

“Lymph Brushing [for breast health]” by tammypsr.
How rebounding can help stimulate the lymph system and the role of rebounding in possibly preventing breast cancer.

Almost every health professional and medical consumers now know that the cause of over 70 percent of malignancies is in some way related to what we eat. Denatured food, in fact, is a main source of breast and colon/rectal cancer as well as of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Every year more medical and scientific evidence accumulates revealing that what we take in as food has tremendous influence on whether we will develop cancer and whether we can cure it once malignant disease symptoms arise.[1] 


[1] Gerson, Charlotte and Walker, Morton, The Gerson Therapy, The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses, New York, NY, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2006, pg. 15.


The same kind of energetic factors apply for my reproductive organs and the fibroids (4 or 5 1 inch fibroids), hot flashes, intense pelvic pain and congestion.

These energies were related to my relationships and the abortion  for the most part.  Because the energies were related to relationships and issues with children or reproduction, that is where the congestion was in my energetic body and how it manifested in my physical body. I have recently released most of the energy in the part of the body that  encloses the reproductive organs and I have felt a diminishing of the congestion and the pain from the fibroids. Please note that in addition to releasing the energy, afterwards I also did almost three weeks of raw fruits, vegetables and juices (plus a little chocolate) to help remove the toxins from my body. As a result, my pain is much lessened from the fibroids. It is not gone, but it hurts a lot less and the pressure from the fibroids seems to have eased.

You may find that you have a different energetic that you are holding in your body. These were mine. See this page for a drawing of the energies in my body.

By me taking any kind of meat out of my diet and not eating it the pain from my fibroids is about 90% LESS than when I was eating meat. Changing my diet to cleaner, lighter and healthier foods helps a great deal.

When we release energies from the body there can also be an accompanying release of emotions and toxins from the physical tissues. Thus, I feel it is necessary to support the healing of the body and the mind. I eat as well as possible to help the body heal and release the toxins in the tissues from the energy that was held inside. I also suggest that we support ourselves through the release of pent up feelings and energies, some of which can be painful as they release.  I found that once the old energies and feelings were released that they no longer affected me for the most part. These releases can come in layers. As we release the energy we also heal the wounds. This can be a release without anything else or even any emotion or pain involved or it can involve working through what happened, what you are/were feeling and then incorporating those resolutions and insights into our psyche. This can take some time for the most part. Sometimes energies release and they are gone. Period. Most of the time I found that the energies release in layers like an onion. As you release and get stronger then more energies surface to be released if you are making an effort to recover.

All of it works together. What affects one part of us affects the rest of us. We are not carved up into separate bits and pieces. Our feelings are energy and if we do not release them then that energy remains in our energetic and physical bodies. If allowed to stay there these energies can create or contribute to disease or pain.

See  (1) Pert, Candace B., Molecules of Emotion, New York, NY, Touchstone, 1997 and (2) Levine, Peter with Frederick, Ann, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 1997. 

Also see the web sites for these authors (Levine) and


            “pH Balance - The Key To Vibrant Health - Acid Alkaline Diet” by PhionBalance.

                                                            “The pH Miracle for Weight Loss” by phmiracleliving.

“The pH scale and you” by klyons731.




                                                “Homemade Olive Oil Body Scrub” by nicolestyles82.

            The only changes I would make would be to use organic olive oil if possible and do the body scrub before you take a shower or bath. 

                                                                                                Do not shave for 24 hours prior to using a body scrub.


                                                      Chocolate and cayenne pepper....very good for the heart.

Watch the movie Chocolat....

            Cayenne is very, very good for the circulation.                 Information about cayenne pepper which is one of the most useful herbs you can have in the home. Information and resources for holistic health care for people and animals.

There was a time in my life when I started to experience the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It was during the time when I was in the outpatient program. I was working and spending nine hours a week in the program. My body became tender to the touch and painful, especially in the muscles. Energetically, fibromyalgia seemed to be about me having too much pain or being too overwhelmed in life, for me anyways.

I was able to eliminate the symptoms by clearing the pain out of the energetic body and by using juices and foods to cleanse the body of any toxins that could have been contributing to the symptoms. I was living in a highly polluted area in which the air was not of good quality and some of the worst in the nation. That helped as well to get rid of the tenderness and pain.

Energetically, I pulled out severe pain from relationships that I had stuffed inside of me because I wasn’t able to talk to anyone about what I was feeling. It was pain from the trauma, grief from two suicides, pain from relationships and pain of life in general that was too much for me to bear that came to the surface and out. I had to look at the energy and release it as part of resolving the symptoms. If I would have ignored them, the symptoms would have gotten worse.




  Books that I thought you might be interested in reading:

Estes, Clarissa Pinkola,
Women Who Run With the Wolves, New York, NY, Ballantine Books, 1992.

Hay, Louise L., Heal Your Body, The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them, Carlsbad, CA, Hay House, Inc., 1988. 

Hay, Louise L., You Can Heal Your Life, Carlsbad, CA, Hay House, Inc., 1999.

Williamson, Marianne, The Age of Miracles, Embracing the New Midlife,  New York, NY, Hay House, Inc., 2008.

Williamson, Marianne, A Woman’s Worth, New York, NY, Ballantine Books, 1993.

In this tradition a story is 'holy,' and it is used as medicine," she told Radiance magazine. ‘The story is not told to lift you up, to make you feel better, or to entertain you, although all those things can be true. The story is meant to take the spirit into a descent to find something that is lost or missing and to bring it back to consciousness again.’

                                                                                                     -Clarissa Pinkola Estes



    1 cup of milk [cow's] contains 276 mg calcium vs. 1 cup Almond Breeze original almond milk contains 
        455 mg calcium. Milk data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Release 24 (2011).*

*Taken from the nutrition information on the side of a 1/2 gallon container of almond milk by Almond Breeze.R



I feel that my uterus is a second heart in some way. It carries its own flame. It gives me life and gives life to others. What happens in my heart of hearts is also reflected in my second heart or in my second chakra and the uterus or womb as well. There is something unbelievably special about the love that comes out of the second chakra. Maybe there is more to it than I am even aware at this time.

I feel that if I were to have it taken out for any reason that it would diminish me in some way. Even though I have fibroids I do not want the uterus taken out. I am doing everything possible with diet, nutrition, energy work and other methods to prevent the uterus from being taken out. So far, it’s working.



What am I doing? No meat. No dairy. Lots of green vegetables. Energy work to look at what I am holding on to in that area of my body and my life.  Loving God and Christ. Loving others. Listening .... to God and to my spirit and to my heart and soul.


Give this page a look for more information, stories and options other than hysterectomy. What have you got to lose in looking at this info before you have surgery.                    Hysterectomy information.



Despite my frustration and weary accusations he never leaves me. He meets me in the moment when I miss my little one more than my heart can bear and when the pain suffocates. He meets me squarely in the moment of my brashness and leaves no room for me to question if he cares. He tells me, Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus (Jn 11:5). He did not simply care for Martha. He more than cared, he loved Martha. Just as he consoled her, he consoles me. He slows my heartbeat and restores my breathing. He brings a peace to my soul and lifts my face to him, allowing the sun to dry my tears. In this I know I am loved.

                                                                                                                    Jennifer Hubbard,
                                                                                                                    Magnificat, July 2015, pg. 402

Jennifer Hubbard resides in Newtown, CT. The younger of her two children, Catherine Violet, was a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


Ladies, I found that Father and Christ have helped me to heal my heart and my wounds and my fear of men and others, so if you are having some trouble because of what has happened in your life because of the hurts involving the men in your life, please know that there can be peace and healing for your heart, your soul, your mind and your body. They helped me to heal wounds that I thought could never be healed.

I wish all of you the very best in your life and for true peace and joy and love.

Paz y bien            Pax et bonum        Peace and goodwill        Peace and blessings

                                        to all of you.

 Inspired by: Women of Wisdom and Wine - Monsignor Craig Harrison


Bothered? Don’t believe in a God that would create something so confusing in your life? I don’t think there are any mistakes in creation? This is of course, based upon my own sinning and rebellion against God in this, and other lifetimes if one believes in reincarnation. But, still, in this lifetime the sins of a same-sex relationship and the abortion hugely damaged my body, my mind, my heart and my soul and took me further away from God instead of closer. When I turned to Him in my desperation He and His son helped me to heal my wounds and my heart in ways that I could never imagine. These wounds which affect our sexuality and our sexual organs and body parts and our hearts can be hard to heal but it can be done in a very gentle way with God’s help. One for instance, is that I was afraid of men and because of what happened to me with the abortion, the betrayal of trust by a man and a woman, and the abortion so I went looking for my Father. He showed me the way home to my heart and to Christ and to life and what I needed to see for the healing of my soul.

I can only suggest that you go to them and face your challenges and your struggles with their help and in so doing, can find relief and a going home and a peace in your heart that you might never think possible. In my having a personal relationship with Christ, He helps me and has helped me to heal those wounds and my heart by not avoiding what was creating my difficulties. My heart beats with His at times and I can honestly tell you that it is the most precious feeling alive to me, unmatched by anything in this world and a feeling which makes all the things of this world pale and fade away in comparison. My breathing matches His at times and I feel His love inside of me healing and soothing and calming and bringing me to new life out of the destruction and pain in this world. In so connecting with Jesus in my heart and my body, I feel His peace and His joy and the love that comes from sharing and learning to become as one with life and Home and the love that beats our very hearts. I learn to rely on Him to be my strength, realizing that I no longer have to try to do all of it alone and that I have help as close as my own heart. I am never alone anymore.

I find the child inside of me healing in the Fatherly love present and the woman inside of me healing in the presence of the King who now sits on the throne in my heart. This feels right. This feels peaceful. This brings joy and stability and relief.


Realize perhaps that like me, God is calling you to a special relationship with Him and with His son. Perhaps god is calling you to turn to Him to come home. Perhaps He is calling you to obedience to Him and to put Him first instead of ourselves and our pleasures. Perhaps He wants a personal relationship with you and your heart. Perhaps He wants to give you the love of a Father and of a son or brother or what you need in your heart. Perhaps He wants to give you all the best in life and what your heart most dearly seeks and desires, past the pleasures of this world but right to the heart and love and what truly matters the most. That is what I found anyways. True peace and true love and a daily renewal and forgiving and grace and love that never ends and always the grace and the love and support to face each day. I find new strength in His love, new healing in my body, in my mind and in my heart and soul that is readily available to anyone who turns their life to God and to Christ. They are a soul-soothing balm of pure love that never stops loving me no matter what I have done and gives me new life every day as well as new meaning, new love and new understanding every day. But peace and love like nothing else I have ever had in my life is found and in that peace and love my heart and my soul rest and find life.




Ladies, each and every one of us has a Christ child to be birthed inside of us - when you are ready.

        It doesn't have to be a child in the traditional sense of the world. it can be a book, a web site, a mission, feeding the poor and thirsty, a ministry or something else that you feel called to do. Everyone is different.


                Eric Clapton & Luciano Pavarotti - Holy Mother (Live 1996)



Kim Walker-Smith in MorningStar Shine Women's Conference Embrancing The Season


        If I had to choose any one thing to get better I would choose a personal relationship with God because everything seems to come out of that relationship. Without this relationship, I can do nothing.


Pease understand that when God gives us rules to live by and obey, that He is trying to save our lives.

Even if I don’t understand or am confused, it really comes down to whether or not I are going to listen to Him and obey – or continue to do it my way. Sin can most definitely be a matter of life and death, especially when it comes to sexuality. The sacral center and the sexual organs are very important to our physical and spiritual lives. Who controls it and under whose will we follow is very important. Continually choosing our will and our pleasure over others and over God’s will can lead to spiritual death and it can and does happen.

 If I listen to Him and obey, He can and does lead me through the confusion and pain and suffering into the light of day. In my own life, I also found that He answers my questions and clears up confusion. Maybe not right away, but the answers have come to me in God’s way and with His timing and what I needed to hear. He seems to always know what is best for me.


                    Eric Clapton & Luciano Pavarotti - Holy Mother (Live 1996)







                    Have a beautiful day everyone!


Want some sweetness in your life - GOD is the great jar of honey.


My God, people do not know you! If they did, you would be loved far more than you are. If people only knew your wisdom, power, goodness, beauty, and all your divine attributes, they would all have become seraphim consumed with the fire of your divine love. This is my aim: to make you known, so that you may be loved and served by all. O my God and my Father, may I know you and make you known; love you and make you loved; serve you and make you served; praise you and make all creatures praise you. Grant, my Father, that all sinners be converted, all the just persevere in grace, and all of us attain to eternal glory.

                                                                                                                                                                    St. Anthony Claret


Somewhere over the Rainbow (50 FIRST DATES SOUNDTRACK)


  • Women may not go to jail for having abortions, but prisons don't always have four walls ...



What gets rid of my anxiety and stress?

                                        Learning, that God has it all under control, every moment of every day.

Doing my best to keep the relationship alive and flowing. Spending time with God every day and throughout the day. Letting God show me who He is. Letting Him into my life and into my heart and accepting His guidance and His will and His ways into my life. Not always easy, but every day, my love for God grows, my faith grows and I breathe easier.




My days are spent decorating my house, as though I am forever preparing for your arrival. How I hunger for your  presence, yet I take not the time to wait for your coming, and to my great sorrow, you never arrive. Because I refuse to be silent, I cannot hear you. Because I refuse to await you, you cannot come. Because I am too busy hanging up decorations for you, I cannot be for you. Yet in deep wisdom your presence leans toward mine. You understand my decorations as symbols of my hunger and you know about the day when my heart swept clean will be the only decoration needed and I will listen to your coming like night awaiting the day.
                                                                                                                            Macrina Wiederkehr, Seasons of Your Heart

as quoted in Words of Grace, Daily Reflections & Prayers for Catholics,
St. Louis, MO, All Saints Press,
October, November, December 2013, pg. 81.





                                                            Kim Walker Smith - Impatience & Fear



For your husbands, boyfriends, brothers, fathers ... anyone

Todd White - I want to talk about fear

Todd White - The Devil has no place in our lives




Whale Rider - TRAILER (2002)


Whale Rider (8/10) Movie CLIP - My Name Is Paikea Apirana (2002) HD


                                            What if ... we teach everyone to be a leader?



Hail Mary Gentle Woman, sung by Angelina (EWTN)

                                                                Sister Act- Salve Regina




Ladies … if you run after God like you run after a man, God will give you a man you won’t have to run after.


As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived.

See her speech to the United Nations on this site.


This helps me to feel closer to Jesus/Yeshua in so many ways:

      I adore the wounds in your sacred head
                with sorrow deep and true.
     May every thought in my head today
                 be an act of love for you.
     I adore the wounds in your sacred
                 hands with sorrow deep and true.
     May every work of my hands today
                  be an act of love for you.
     I adore the wounds in your sacred feet
                  with sorrow deep and true.
    May every step I take today
                  be an act of love for you.
    I adore the wounds in your sacred
                 heart with sorrow deep and true.
    May every beat of my heart today
                 be an act of love for you.

                                   Source unknown.

I have added my own verse to this prayer as follows:

             I adore the wound in your sacred side
                           with sorrow deep and true.
             May every breath I take today
                            be an act of love for you.


Ladies, here is an idea for those of you that might want to donate your wedding dress for a compassionate and heartfelt purpose;

Bride donates wedding dress to be used for burial gowns for stillborn babies.



This veiling of sacred things speaks to a kind of hiddenness that doesn’t seek to conceal in the negative sense, but rather draw us into the depths of mystery, allowing for the mysterious to unfold. In the Old Testament, Moses veiled his face. The Holy of Holies was veiled. Brides are often veiled before the “veil is lifted.” Even Jesus, the infinite God whose glory is revealed in heaven, is “veiled” before us by the accidents of bread and wine. As a wonderful priest puts it, “Like the effect of the virtue of modesty, by the very fact that something is hidden, it is allowed to become that which it is: mysterious and beautiful.”

If you are thinking about beginning this beautiful devotion, remember that it is God before whom you wish to humble yourself. Like a religious habit, your veil is a public proclamation of your desire to submit to the will of God for your life and to answer the universal call to holiness and continual conversion. Your veil is also a sign of the great dignity that is due to a woman, who has the potential to receive life within herself… both human life and the supernatural life of God. This is an important message the world needs to hear, now more than ever! Above all, wear your veil for the greater glory of God.


Photo taken on Ash Wednesday [2/10/16] at a clinic where abortions are performed. I was saying the rosary and another lady on the corner was praying, but I don't know what she was saying. I asked God for a photo with something that might help others to see that God cares or something to show people that the world might want to think differently about the practice of abortions. See the huge ray of light present when prayers are being said. Clinic entrance is on the second floor just to the left of where the light ray is coming down.

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180 “33 minutes that will rock your world”


                               Seems like the hardest thing that I do every day ... is get myself out of the way.


                            To that end - I find the Bible study on
Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild very helpful.

God's unfailing love that changes everything. It transformed a prostitute to a treasured bride and a wayward woman to a restored wife. And it can change us too.

                                                                                                                        Jennifer Rothschild

To commence Children's Mental Health Week (February 8-14) in the U.K., the Duchess of Cambridge is calling for stronger support for children's emotional well-being. In partnership with Place2BE, an organization that provides emotional support to children in school, Kate Middleton, a vocal supporter of adolescent issues, sat down to discuss the importance of providing young students with the assistance to "cope with life's challenges."

"Every child deserves to grow up knowing their potential and feeling confident that they won't fall at the first hurdle," The Duchess began. "With early support, they can learn to manage their emotions and feelings and know when to seek help," she later added.


                                                                                                                                      – Ave Maria



Peter R. Breggin, MD: How to Help Deeply Disturbed Persons—Fourth in the" Simple Truth"

There are very, very good solutions to helping disturbed people, but they run counter to the drug companies, to the government programs, to organized medicine. We need the public to be demanding these things. [like Soteria House].


and they have a saying that schizophrenia exists between the members of the family and they [open diaglogues and caring, family-oriented programs] are so effective that they rarely use psychiatric drugs …. They have been so effective that the rate of schizophrenia is down to almost zero.


We are not ignorant about how to help people. …. But we need you, the public, to say “this is what we want, we want caring havens to go to when we are in desperation.”

                                                                                                                                                Peter Breggin, M.D. (Psychiatrist)

Go to 16:00 in the video and listen to the rest.


                                                         Maren Morris - My Church


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So I have a question or two or more:


1.    Do you think having sex and using birth control are matters of necessity or personal choice?

2.    Do we have to have sex to survive and live life fully?

3.    Do you think using birth control should be part of basic health rights if it is a choice as opposed to a medical necessity?

4.    If so, then if having sex and using birth control are a matter of choice, generally speaking in most instances, then how come people want to force those who do not believe in paying for birth control because it violates their religious beliefs, to pay for something that is not, at least in most instances, a medical necessity or necessary to save a life?




Why the Church Needs a Commission on Deaconesses

On the contrary, a study of the deaconess tradition would reveal the important role that the deaconess played in the development of all-female institutions of women in service as women to the Church. The story of the deaconess explains how she—along with widows and virgins—became a living embodiment of the feminine genius in the Church precisely by maintaining gender distinctions rather than eliminating them.


von Hildebrand, Alice, Man and Woman: A Divine Invention, Ave Maria, FL, Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University, 2010.


“One thing is certain: When the time has come, nothing which is man made will subsist. One day, all human accomplishments will be reduced to a pile of ashes. But every single child to whom a woman has given birth will live forever, for he has been given an immortal soul made to God's image and likeness. In this light, the assertion of de Beauvoir that 'women produce nothing' becomes particularly ludicrous.”
                                                ― Alice von Hildebrand, The Privilege of Being a Woman



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