Fall 2012 - Episode 4: The Single Life: The Third Vocation, Part 2
Episode Highlights

In this episode we continue to examine the Third Vocation, The Single Life. Astrid talks about her experience as a single person.   We also interview two women who work at very high level positions inside the Secretary of State, Vatican City Rome:

Dr Jane Adolph, Expert, Holy See, Vatican City, Secretary of State 2nd Section.
Francesca di Giavanni, “Minutante”, Holy See, Vatican City, Secretary of State.

John Paul 2 Letter to Women states:

Thank you, women who work! You are present and active in every area of life-social, economic, cultural, artistic and political. In this way you make an indispensable contribution to the growth of a culture which unites reason and feeling, to a model of life ever open to the sense of "mystery", to the establishment of economic and political structures ever more worthy of humanity.

Thank you, consecrated women! Following the example of the greatest of women, the Mother of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, you open yourselves with obedience and fidelity to the gift of God's love. You help the Church and all mankind to experience a "spousal" relationship to God, one which magnificently expresses the fellowship which God wishes to establish with his creatures.

Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman! Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world's understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic.

Chapter 6 of “The Body Reveals God”, a guided study of Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” by Katrina Zeno

“The vocation of every single person, then, is to spiritually-fruitful virginal life until we enter into sacramental marriage, if God wills it. We, as singles, have so much to give the Church and the world! … However this requires a paradigm shift to embrace the single state as a virginally fruitful time rather than waiting, waiting, waiting for our “real” life to begin…” – Katrina Zeno, The Body Reveals God - “The Single Life: Mistake or Mission?” CD/talk by Katrina Zeno


Discussion Question

  • Married or single, do you truly live your life with Jesus as the spouse of your soul and the only one who can give you total happiness?
  • Do you seek spiritual motherhood and fruitfulness in all your endeavors?

Janet's Homework Assignments


  Read Letter of Pope John Paul II to Women


The Kitchen Madonna

The Kitchen Madonna:
Patroness of The Catholic View for Women

Mary was not only Jesus' Mother, but also a housewife. Her utensils are earthly and heavenly symbols. The key represents the safety in the house and also the way into heaven. The kettle symbolizes nourishment for body and soul. The broom represents cleanliness in the home and in thoughts and deeds.  This reproduction of a woodcarve statue is made of resin and measures 11.5"H. Made in the USA.
Available from EWTN Religious Catalogue
The Magnificat
Magnificat is a lavishly printed, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aid, of more than 400 pages.

Magnificat can be used to follow the daily Mass and can also be read at home for personal or family prayer.
Available at Magnificat
Consider praying the Divine Office on a daily basis. 
The Divine Office provides psalms and prayers to be prayed at different times of the day. 
See www.divineoffice.org.