I am writing this letter to each one of you as a sign of solidarity and gratitude on the eve of the Fourth World Conference on Women, to be held in Beijing this coming September. Thank you, women who are mothers! Thank you, women who are wives! Thank you, women who are daughters and women who are sisters! Thank you, women who work! Thank you, consecrated women! 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