“You need not call me ‘mother’ unless you so choose. We are in solidarity, in the new ‘feminism’ as you put it.” Mirari
This is Mary talking to Mari. This is an example of a time when Mirari comes down right on “feminism.” Yes, Mirari is a new manifesto, though it is not a strident manifesto. Mirari is imbued with the love of the divine, but throughout the book we discover that more and more women in the spirit of Mary herself will take a more leading role.
This does not have to be a threatening idea. Many men welcome a larger role for women, for I think these men who welcome such a role for women know how much both genders are needed for our world. All men have had mothers, and most loved their mothers deeply as the first bond in this world. Remembering that bond, and what it gave to them, can help men realize that there is no reason to be threatened by women’s emergence in the new world.
Let us bond men and women in a lasting, mutual relationship that will solve, oh, so many problems. The nurturance for which women are well-known will give our world a humanizing quality as women come into their own.
We need each other.
That is the message that I most take away from reading Mirari.