WHAT IS THE FEMININE GENIUS?
In a his 1995 letter to women, Pope St. John Paul II used the term “feminine genius” and the “genius of women” to highlight the importance of women. Women have done so much to advance society in different areas and fields. John Paul II goes onto say that women “exhibit a kind of affective, cultural and spiritual motherhood which has inestimable value for the value of the development of individuals and the future of society”. Regardless of their vocation—married, religious, or single—women have a very special place and purpose in our society today.