Speakers

Katrina J. Zeno

Specializing in the theology of the body, the single life, the genius of woman, chastity formation, marriage and the Eucharist, and passing on the faith, Katrina brings a dynamic and personal dimension to her speaking. She was born and raised in San Diego, California, but left the sun and beach for Steubenville, Ohio, where she earned her BA in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

As a single mother, Katrina has acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge across life's journey from marriage to single life to raising children to romance. She is the author of Every Woman's Journey: Answering 'Who am I' for the Feminine Heart, The Body Reveals God: A Guided Study of John Paul II's Theology of the Body, and When Life Doesn't Go Your Way: Hope for Catholic Women Facing Pain and Disappointment. She is a contributing author to Amazing Grace for Women and Freedom: 12 Lives Transformed by Theology of the Body; and the co-editor of Rocked by God, an inspiring collection of teen testimonies.

Katrina served as the co-host of a 13-part series for EWTN on the theology of the body; the host of a 13-part series on the Genius of Women for Catholic Familyland TV; and the sole presenter of a 13-part series on theology of the body for Catholic Familyland TV. She is a well-published freelance writer with over 50 articles appearing in Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Parent, New Covenant magazine, CRISIS magazine, Catholic Faith and Family, Pentecost Today, The Catholic Home Educator, and Franciscan Way. She has spoken in Switzerland, Austria, England, Canada, Guatemala, and Trinidad and throughout the United States at parishes, retreat centers, and national conferences. Katrina is the blest mother of a young-adult son Michael, and she enjoys learning Spanish, dancing Argentine tango, swimming, and hiking.

Currently, Katrina lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she is the coordinator of the John Paul II Resource Center for Theology of the Body and Culture for the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona (see www.tobcenter.org). (Click here to see Bishop Thomas Olmsted's endorsement of her work.)

 

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WTTM's Mission Statement

Women of the Third Millennium (WTTM) is an alliance of Christian women dedicated to promoting the dignity, vocation, and mission of women in the Church and society. Drawing primarily on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II, WTTM seeks to awaken in women a joyful appreciation of their gifts and charisms and help them bring their feminine originality to every sector of society - family, neighborhood, workplace, and parish. In discovering their God-given dignity, vocation, and mission, it is our hope that women will experience a new freedom to be Christ-bearers to the world and artisans of a culture of life.

We also commit ourselves to developing a "new feminism," as requested by Pope John Paul II, and to articulate its shared concerns with the woman's movement of the West while clarifying its points of departure. We affirm the equal dignity of women and men as made in the image and likeness of God, and regard as foundational the Genesis account of creation in which male and female are made from one nature, embodied in two ways, for the purpose of unity. This gift of unity, which is the goal and summit of human life, is only made possible through a sincere gift of self (cf. Vatican Council II).

We take as our model and example of self-donating love the Holy Trinity, where the mutual love of the Father and Son bursts forth in the Holy Spirit. We reverence the Eucharist as the real presence of Jesus in which we are momentarily united with the Trinity. We look to Mary as the Spouse of the Spirit and seek to live in imitation of her unrestricted fiat, 'Let it be done unto me according to your word." We pledge to meditate on her life, immaculate conception, presence at the foot of the cross, and glorious assumption as a means of entering more deeply into the mystery of woman, the feminine nature, and Christian discipleship.

Finally, we acknowledge the importance of strong feminine friendships and of women meeting together regularly for fellowship, prayer, recreation, and teaching. We seek to encourage and upbuild one another through our words and thoughts, and to reverence our kaleidoscope of gifts. We wish to avoid any spirit of comparison, competition, or envy that ravages human relationships, denigrates men, or brings division.

We pray that the fruits of our efforts will result in joyful, Christian women who are secure in their identity as daughters of God, cherish their feminine originality, and make a unique and sincere gift of self to God and others in the Church and society. This is what it means to be a woman of the third millennium.

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