Women of the Third Millennium

 

If you are looking for the web site for Women of the Third Millennium, you are in the right place!

As co-foundress of Women of the Third Millennium, Katrina has integrated this speaking ministry into her new web site (katrinazeno.com) and her broader outreach of Theology of the Body for Everyone! Katrina continues to speak frequently to women and to address their particular needs, even while her ministry has expanded to include a much broader audience and a greater variety of topics.

While Women of the Third Millennium no longer formally exists as an organization, its mission and vision continue to live on in Katrina’s speaking ministry and will always be part of the fabric of her professional and ministerial outreach.

For posterity’s sake, below is the background of the founding of Women of the Third Millennium as well as its Mission Statement. If you have any questions about Women of the Third Millennium, please contact Katrina at tobspeaker@gmail.com.

Women of the Third Millennium background:

Women of the Third Millennium (WTTM) is a lay organization that promotes the dignity, vocation, and mission of women and men through retreats, talks, articles, and books. WTTM was co-founded in 1996 by Katrina Zeno and Zoë Romanowsky in response to Pope John Paul II’s call to develop a new feminism. Since that time, WTTM has expanded its vision to reach out to both single and married people.

  • WTTM draws primarily on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II’s “theology of the body.”
  • We seek to awaken in each person the meaning and purpose of life – to live in the image and likeness of God through a sincere gift of self.
  • We take the Trinity as our model of fruitful, self-donating love.
  • We embrace the Eucharist as the Real Presence of Christ, Mary as the spouse of the Spirit, and chastity as the foundation of virtuous living.

It is our hope that WTTM will inspire others to live their unique vocation and become artisans of a culture of life and a civilization of love.

Women of the Third Millennium Mission Statement:

Women of the Third Millennium (WTTM) is an alliance of Christian women dedicated to promoting the dignity, vocation, and mission of women in the Church and society. Drawing primarily on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II, WTTM seeks to awaken in women a joyful appreciation of their gifts and charisms and help them bring their feminine originality to every sector of society – family, neighborhood, workplace, and parish. In discovering their God-given dignity, vocation, and mission, it is our hope that women will experience a new freedom to be Christ-bearers to the world and artisans of a culture of life.

We also commit ourselves to developing a “new feminism,” as requested by Pope John Paul II, and to articulate its shared concerns with the woman’s movement of the West while clarifying its points of departure. We affirm the equal dignity of women and men as made in the image and likeness of God, and regard as foundational the Genesis account of creation in which male and female are made from one nature, embodied in two ways, for the purpose of unity. This gift of unity, which is the goal and summit of human life, is only made possible through a sincere gift of self (cf. Vatican Council II).

We take as our model and example of self-donating love the Holy Trinity, where the mutual love of the Father and Son bursts forth in the Holy Spirit. We reverence the Eucharist as the real presence of Jesus in which we are momentarily united with the Trinity. We look to Mary as the Spouse of the Spirit and seek to live in imitation of her unrestricted fiat, ‘Let it be done unto me according to your word.” We pledge to meditate on her life, immaculate conception, presence at the foot of the cross, and glorious assumption as a means of entering more deeply into the mystery of woman, the feminine nature, and Christian discipleship.

Finally, we acknowledge the importance of strong feminine friendships and of women meeting together regularly for fellowship, prayer, recreation, and teaching. We seek to encourage and upbuild one another through our words and thoughts, and to reverence our kaleidoscope of gifts. We wish to avoid any spirit of comparison, competition, or envy that ravages human relationships, denigrates men, or brings division.

We pray that the fruits of our efforts will result in joyful, Christian women who are secure in their identity as daughters of God, cherish their feminine originality, and make a unique and sincere gift of self to God and others in the Church and society. This is what it means to be a woman of the third millennium.

 

 

  • "Man...cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself." (GS 24)