Summary of Mulieris Dignitatem. This Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem (MD) was written in on the feast of the. Assumption. It is divided into 9 chapters. Article provides an overview of Mulieris Dignitatem, looking at some Pope John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem [Apostolic Letter on the Dignity and Vocation. The first one was the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem, “On the Dignity and Vocation of Women,” issued in during the Marian Year.

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Mulieris Dignitatem (August 15, ) | John Paul II

Referencing Clement of AlexandriaPaed. Mullieris Foro March 9, Gospel “equality”, the “equality” of women and men in regard to the “mighty works of God” – manifested so clearly in the words and deeds of Jesus of Nazareth dignitati constitutes the most obvious basis for the dignity and vocation of women in the Church and in the world.

Normally a woman’s conscience does not let her forget that she has taken the life of her own child, for she cannot destroy that readiness to accept life which marks her “ethos” from the “beginning”.

A woman is to be found at the centre of this salvific event. This relationship was disrupted by sin.

The Mulieris Dignitatem

Normally a woman’s conscience does not let her forget that she has taken the life of her own child, for she cannot destroy that readiness to accept life which marks her “ethos” from the “beginning”.

Nevertheless, mulieria for the sake of the Kingdom, or rather virginity, is undeniably an innovation connected with the incarnation of God. Reading this rich and complex passage, which taken as a whole is a great analogy, we must distinguish that element which expresses the human reality of interpersonal relations from that which expresses in symbolic language the “great mystery” which is divine.


This is a symbolic dimension. At the same time, if it is read together with the latter, it helps us to understand even more profoundly the fundamental truth which it contains concerning man created as man and woman in the image and likeness of God.

The author of the Letter to the Ephesians sees no contradiction between an exhortation formulated in this way and the words: The personal resources of femininity are certainly no less than the resources of masculinity: Motherhood is more than just a bodily action it is something that involves the whole person. Earlier still, there was Pilate’s wife, who had warned her husband: He has risen, as he said” Mt In Christ the mutual opposition between man and woman – which is the inheritance of original sin – is essentially overcome.

Consequently each man must look within himself to see whether she who was entrusted to him as a sister in humanity, as a spouse, has not become in his heart an object of adultery; to see whether she who, in different ways, is the cosubject of his existence in the world, has not become for him an “object”: John Paul II interpreted it differently.

Both Mary and Eve are archetypes, representing humanity rather than just themselves.

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Today, on the African continent most countries and I know better about Burkina Faso have undertaken programs to increase the enrollment and completion rates of girls in primary and secondary schools. This truth about the person also opens up the path to a full understanding of women’s motherhood.

According to Saint Paul’s Letter, this love is “like” the spousal love of human spouses, but naturally it is not “the same”. Spousal love – with its maternal potential hidden in the heart of the woman as a virginal bride – when joined to Christ, the Redeemer of each and every person, is also predisposed to being open to each and every person.


In this wider context, virginity has to be considered also as a path for women, a path on which they realize their womanhood in a way different from marriage. Perhaps the most significant example of this is the Samaritan woman at vignitatis well of Sychar.

A particular key for understanding this can be found in the words which the Evangelist puts on Mary’s lips after the Annunciation, during her visit to Elizabeth: He “has done great things for me”: In fact, this Son, who is the true and consubstantial “Son of the Most High”, will often say of himself, especially at the culminating moment of his mission: Let us recall at this point the words of the Second Vatican Council: There also is the widow of Nain, whose only son Jesus brings back to life, accompanying his action by an expression of affectionate mercy: Mulierus is the fruit of the marriage union of a man and woman, of that biblical “knowledge” which corresponds to the divnitatis of the two in one mulierks cf.

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Christ says, “and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven” Mt Teresa Benedicta, but their views on the subject seem to align greatly. Sometimes, forgetting his own sin, he even makes himself the accuser, as in the case described.

The Virgin of Nazareth truly becomes the Mother of God. He was also perfectly aware of the consequences of sin, of that “mystery of iniquity” working in human hearts as the bitter fruit of the obscuring of the divine image.