If you are a rebellious woman you might be interested in getting to know Jutta Burggraf. Through her writings, Jutta left some clear signs along the good way towards peace with oneself, which today is so necessary for the woman who rebels against woman herself and her surroundings, if you read her works she will surely make you feel philosopher, free and full of spirit.
It is probable that if you get learn about her and let her lead you by the hand, you will be able to walk along a simple path of comprehension, of accepting your nature, of integrating differences, of collaboration and harmony in coexistence and she will teach you, among other things, to forgive.
If God, from the order and silence of the calm space, smilingly pronounced your name and mine and called us to existence as something good for the world, Jutta Burggraf, without a doubt was an act of mercy towards us, a grand message and she fulfilled a wonderful mission.
German, born during the post-war (1950-2010), she could have been on the cover of a beauty magazine or have headed a demonstration for the rights of women. However, she chose to dedicate her strength to change the world in a different way, the silent way, by commitment to God in ordinary work and by giving Him the entire life, heart and intelligence.
A PhD in Pedagogy and Theology, with a brilliant mind, she was widely known. Pope John Paul II appointed her expert in synod on the vocation and mission of the laity in the year 1987, when she had not yet celebrated her 40th birthday.
Before she passed away she left us more than 20 books and was co-author of 70 more, on the topics of Theology of Creation, feminism, theology on woman, family, etc. Jutta certainly left her message for the world with the strength that only a deep conviction can give, with the good flavor a job well done and with the courage to stand out among women through her female genius.
In her profound understanding of man and woman, she had the talent to know how to give each one their fair share; she also has a message for man, as can be seen in the article Is it Feminism that destroys the family or is it male chauvinism?
Jutta Burggraf has without a doubt left a mark on the theological knowledge about the Trinity by Saint Albert the Great (the topic of her PhD) and on the spiritual theology of the XVI century, but maybe the most transcendent gift would be her deeply humane contribution about women, tenderly shelling the writings of Saint John Paul II, especially in The Dignity of women in the Church and in Society and in Man and Woman: nature or culture?
Nevertheless, Jutta is not only a reference for women because she was a woman and due to her wise writings, but also because she is an example for the scholars in Theology, as her thought does not cling to theoretical speculation, but it is rather a theology for life, a life truly lived. Those who met her say that she was likeable, her way of treating others was impregnated by closeness, she showed happiness to live, original, free and open-minded thinking and was clear-sighted viewing the future. She nailed down the fundamental points, which today have become matters of urgency.
“Every saint is a mission”. You also need to perceive the totality of your life as a mission. Hopefully you will be able to recognize that word, that message of Jesus that God wants to say to the world through your life.”
It seems that today women and men are being beaten by the mainstream culture, and therefore this message and this mission carried out faithfully, are worth being remembered, studied and spread out by those who defend the authentic men and women.