Celebrating Feminine Genius on Women’s Day

Women’s Day

 

2012-03-08 Vatican Radio
Each year around the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Organisations, governments, charities and women’s groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.
Sr. Toni Harris, Justice and Peace Promoter for the Dominican Sisters International reminds us that at least 750 women have been proclaimed saints or blessed by the Church. As women in Italy receive bouquets of yellow mimosas on March 8th, the Church celebrates the lives and contributions of women “as witnesses to Gospel-living” she says.
“As we observe International Women’s Day,” Sr. Toni says, “let us recommit ourselves to continuing efforts to create a world where women and girl-children everywhere are respected, appreciated and honoured as human beings created in the image and likeness of God.”
Listen to Sr. Toni Harris’ reflection for IWD:
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