Monday, September 2, 2013

Essays on Woman Reading Schedule

“Woman can become what she should be…only when formation through grace accompanies the natural inner formation.”

Essays on Woman, p135. Edith Stein

Please join us at either Angelus Academy, 7644 Dynatech Ct. Springfield, VA  22153 or
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Rd., Gainesville, VA  20155
Meetings are held each month from 7:30pm-9:00pm (see dates below)

Essays on Woman
 by Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross)
  Reading Schedule

September 18: Chapter I, The Ethos of Women’s Professions. 
October 16: Chapter II, The Separate Vocations of Man and Woman According to Nature and Grace
November 13: Chapter III, parts 1 and 2, pages 87-108 Spirituality of the Christian Woman
December 11: Chapter III, parts 3 and 4, pages 109-128 Spirituality of the Christian Woman
January 22: Chapter IV, Fundamental Principles of Women’s Education
February 19: Chapter V, part 1, pages 147-172, Problems of Women’s Education
April 23: Chapter V, part 2, pages 147-191, Problems of Women’s Education
May 21: Chapter V, parts 3 and 4, pages 191-235, The Goal of Education
June 18: Chapter VI, The Church, Women and Youth
July 23: Chapters VII and VIII, The Significance of Woman’s Intrinsic Value in National Life and Mission of the Catholic Academic Woman

As you read each chapter, begin by asking the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts so you may draw insights from this text. 
1. Identify concrete steps that can be taken for the formation and education of young women in our society. 
2. Consider how the teachings of Edith Stein (Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) apply to your own life, and in particular each woman’s call to be a “fruitful vine” for others. 
3. Note any resolutions or changes you are making as a consequence of what you have learned. 
4. Close with a prayer of thanksgiving and ask for the grace to implement the changes you have identified if they are pleasing to God.

To RSVP or for more information about the Women’s Apostolate to Youth, contact Melissa Manaker at 703-350-5015 or  Or visit our blog at

The Women’s Apostolate invites you to pray for the spiritual well being of children and youth.