The following pastoral project identifies and responds to a pastoral concern I
have experienced both personally and with the women of my bible discussion group.
This pastoral concern is the need for continuing religious education coupled with
spiritual formation geared to the strengths and needs of the pre-Vatican II religiously
formed Catholic woman.
Exploring Vatican II documents and the development of their insights offers an
opportunity for these women within a framework of theological reflection to build on
their life experiences and solid religious/spiritual foundation to deepen their relationship
with God. The personal faith and spiritual development of these women in becoming
more conscious and focused enriches the Christian presence of leaven, salt and light
within their particular families, local churches and neighborhood communities.