In one word I would say “Movement.” The Daughters of the Heavenly King” (which we shall sometimes refer to as DOHK or DOK) is a Movement in the Catholic Church that seeks to restore and revive Femininity.
Femininity? Sounds boring. Not so! The problem that so many of us women face is that we have a very skewed vision of what it means to be feminine. We can try to blame that on anyone we want..feminists, chauvinists, June Cleaver even……but I would lay the blame squarely at the feet of Satan (because thats where it truly belongs).
So, back to the Daughters of the Heavenly King. What could be more important to our Church and our culture than women who understand what it means to be women??!! Pope John Paul II says “Our Time in particular awaits the manifestation of that “genius” which belongs to women, and which can ensure sensitivity for human beings in every circumstance : because they are human! – and because “the greatest of these is love.” Wow! We are created with a genius that, to paraphrase the late Holy Father, our times desperately need us to realize! Why? Well, we shall unpack that in later postings…..am I enticing you to read more?? Good, because, Dear Woman, just as the late Holy Father realized that the world needs YOU to be the woman you were created to be, I too believe that you have a beautiful feminine gift. That is why I created the Daughters of the Heavenly King (formerly Daughters of the King).
You see, I’ve realized that there are so many of us who want to beautiful, feminine women, but that we don’t know what the really means. How can we? Too many of us hail from broken or patchwork families, or had mothers who, God Bless them, pulled double duty – too often pinch- hitting and filling in for an absent or overworked dad. Some of us come from the generation who created the free love era, when all social norms were broken, and some of us are the offspring of that generation. Others are of the tech-gen, just coming into our own in a culture that is confused about what it means to be a woman, and what is expected of one. All of us are bombarded with a false version of beauty and femininity. Our pornified culture lies to us every day about whether or not we are pretty, and yet one of our deepest desires is to be beautiful and cherished. What are we to do? How are we to navigate this age of lies and confusion to arrive at the Truth of who we are as women?
Enter Daughters of the Heavenly King.
To find out more about the Daughters and of the Heavenly King and its Founder, please see the sidebar or visit the “About the Daughters of the Heavenly King” link