Notre Dame Academy presented Sr. Miriam James, Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), to speak on the Dignity and Beauty of Women to NDA students. The topic of the speech coordinates with NDA’s yearly theme of Embracing the Feminine Genius.
“As a female you are filled with attentiveness, strength, beauty, a sense of sacrifice, and a dedication to service,” she told students. “You are warriors for the suffering. It is in you, you have an innate attentiveness to people, and that is the biggest part of the feminine genius.”
Sister Miriam holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and is the author of the book, Loved As I Am published by Ave Maria Press. Her story has been featured in the Seattle Times, The National Catholic Register and heard on Relevant Radio, Sirius XM, Catholic Answers Live and EWTN’s Life on the Rock, as well as Steubenville conferences, the USCCB Catholic Convocation, various retreats and conferences both nationally and internationally. Sr. Miriam also speaks often on the topics of Authentic Love and Conversion, Forgiveness and Mercy, and The Healing Power of Christ.
This school year the NDA community, in its academic curriculum and other cultural aspects of the school, will strive to study and better understand and embrace the “feminine genius” as attributed to Pope John Paul II. Future speakers and presentations are scheduled throughout the year based on this theme, along with the NDA’s school community book read and exploration of the novel, I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai: Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.