If someone asks why you’re dressed up, be prepared to explain that Lady Day is a special day to appreciate how God made women, and embrace their God-given role in society. That’s what thousands of ladies did on March 8 when celebrating Lady Day. You could sense a great joy in those who told their stories. It was as if they felt truly “liberated” from the political correctness that says all women should be radical feminists.
Lady Day is an initiative of the Return to Order campaign. It seeks to restore in a positive way a true image of womanhood. This image is in contrast to radical feminists who observe International Women’s Day on March 8 as a means to advocate gender parity, sexual revolution and immodesty.
This year’s Lady Day honored the sublime and sacrificial calling of motherhood, both physical and spiritual, as a most noble vocation in life. Participants were encouraged to celebrate this pure and sacrificial aspect of motherhood by visiting a shrine of the Blessed Mother and getting together with other ladies for tea at home or in a tea house. Her Highness Duchess Pilar von Oldenburg, a mother of five, agreed to act as patroness of the event.
One of the accounts of the celebration was that of a lady in Lafayette, Louisiana who summed up the special event. She writes: “The ladies and their families met at a bustling and popular restaurant…and enjoyed the conviviality and delicious food. While there, due to the noon hour, the ladies prayed the Angelus and then the meal blessing. While seated, we had a toast to our patroness Her Highness, the Duchess Pilar von Oldenburg, and toasted all the ladies for coming out to attend Lady Day and honoring motherhood, and we then made a special toast to Our Spiritual Mother and role model, Our Lady.
“We finished the day with a visit to a special shrine to Our Lady in the area…. We asked her to ask her Son to give us the graces we need in these times to be good mothers, wives, and children, and to become the ladies God wants us to be. We also prayed in reparation for the offenses of the International Women’s Day, which seeks to take away motherhood and the good, true and beautiful in society.”
Upon hearing of the event, one lady wrote: “Frankly, I never bonded with the up-to-now title of ‘Woman’s day’…since it heralded mostly a deviated feminism to which I never gave any allegiance whatsoever. From now on, I shall cherish this day as a gift to the real vocation of womanhood!”
From Florida, one event organizer wrote “a group of us started our Lady’s Day with Holy Mass, followed by a holy hour of reparation, and finally brunch. Thank you for organizing this event. God bless you.”
It was thrilling to hear that this year’s celebrations attracted participants worldwide. There were celebrations in Canada, Australia and even Guatemala, as can be seen in this enthusiastic message.
“We did it! In Guatemala we celebrated Lady Day with our 4-7 year old daughters. We had a tea party and a conference about raising happy daughters, encouraging them to live according to natural law.”
From Australia came this enthusiastic support and promise for next year: “I want to let you know that I fully support Lady Day. I live in a small town in Australia and my daughter and I, as well as many of our friends, would like to know more about it, so we can celebrate it next year. God bless you for the good you are doing.”
Shouldn’t there be a day when ladies can be ladies? Hopefully, Lady Day will be the beginning of many more good actions and events to help bring out positive Christian feminine qualities in a world that seems to be promoting and pushing the contrary.
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