The Duty Imposed on Women: |
Submission to Man
They holy Abbot of Solesmes Dom Prosper Guéranger here reminds us of two consequences of original sin: First, that the married state becomes inferior in dignity to the state of virginity, doe to “humiliation of consupiscnce” brought upon it. Second, that the duty of obedience to man is imposed on the woman because of her disobedience to God’s divine command.
Dom Prosper Guéranger
Sadly, these teachings of the Holy Church have been disregarded and even abandoned since Vatican Council II.
[After original sin], forgiveness is promised; but atonement must be made. Divine justice must be satisﬁed, and future generations be taught that sin can never pass unpunished.
Eve is the guiltier of the two, and her sentence follows that of the
serpent. Destined by God to aid man in peopling the earth with happy and
faithful children, formed by this God out of man’s own substance flesh of
his ﬂesh, and bone of his bones, woman was to be on an equality with man.
But sin has subverted this Order, and God’s sentence is this: Conjugal union, notwithstanding the humiliation of concupiscence now brought upon it, is to be, as before, holy and sacred - but it
is to be inferior in dignity, before both God and man, to the state of virginity, which disdains the ambitions of the ﬂesh.
Secondly, woman shall be mother still, as she would have been in the state of innocence; but her honor shall be a burden. Moreover, she shall give birth to her children amidst cruel pains, and sometimes even death must be the consequence of her infant coming into the world. The sin of Eve shall thus be memorialized at every birth, and nature shall violently resist the ﬁrst claims of him, whom sin has made her unwelcome lord.
Lastly, she who was at ﬁrst created to enjoy equality of honor with man, is now to forfeit her independence.
Man is to be her superior, and she must obey him. For long ages, this obedience will be no better than slavery; and this degradation shall continue till that Virgin comes, whom the world shall have expected for four thousand years, and whose humility shall crush the serpent’s head.
The Vigin shall restore her sex to its rightful position, and give to Christian woman that inﬂuence of gentle persuasiveness, which is compatible with the duty imposed upon her by divine justice, and which can never be remitted: the duty of submission.
The Liturgical Year, Vol. 4, Thursday of Septuagesima Week
Posted on March --, 2023
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