Letter to Women: An 8 day retreat with John Paul II

Join us in prayer to deepen your vocation as a woman. Meditate on St. John Paul II's Christian concept of woman written by Simone Rizkallah based on the Endow Study Guide.


Why Join?

We live in an age of confusion: confusion about what it means to be a man, what it means to be a women, and how, as men and women, we're called to love.

Pope Saint John Paul II recognized the growing confusion surrounding questions of human dignity and sexuality. Accordingly, he worked throughout his papacy to help people see how the truths of Revelation applied to those questions. One of the questions nearest and dearest to his heart was the vocation and mission of women. 

Written for the occasion of the 1995 Fourth United Nations Conference on Women, Pope John Paul II's Letter to Women is the perfect introduction to the Christian concept of woman and her indispensable role in the Church, the family, society, and the world. He recognized that every women has the feminine genius, the unique capacity to uphold the primacy of love in human life:

"Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman! Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world's understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic." -St. John Paul II, Letter to Women

Join us in a deeper understanding of your feminine nature and dignity.

The Programme

Each day for 8 days receive:

  • A quote ✍
  • A spiritual, theological and historical meditation 🪔
  • A prayer 🙏


(Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) seeks to educate women toward a more profound understanding of their God-given dignity through study in small group communities of faith and friendship. Rooted in the teachings of Pope St. John Paul II, Endow affirms the genius of women – the feminine genius – and empowers them to fulfill our culture's desperate need for an authentic feminine presence in every aspect of life and society.

Endow attracts women of all ages, races, nationalities, and vocations and brings them together to read and discuss papal and magisterial documents as well as the lives and writings of the saints. Endow group members encounter the Catholic intellectual tradition together, sometimes for the very first time, and learn how to recognize, cultivate and live the fullness of their feminine genius in their families, workplaces, and communities. 

To go deeper in study with Endow, click here to join a group

Prayer from the retreat

Beloved Daughter Prayer

I am a beloved Daughter of the Most High God! I am a Princess in in my Father's House! I am made in the Image and Likeness of God! Jesus is my Beloved and I am His! I am Beautiful and Precious in His eyes! He has given me Dignity, Value, and Worth! I will place my hope in Him and the power of His resurrection! I am greatly Loved and greatly Blessed! The Holy Spirit has chosen to dwell within my heart! The Spirit of God lives in me! I have a Blessed Mother who loves me with mother's heart! I will walk in this Truth! I will walk in purity and confidence I claim this Identity as my own! I claim this Identity as my own! I claim this Identity as my own today, tomorrow and the rest of my life! Amen! Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us.