Day 2006 will feature keynote speaker Colleen Hammond, author of the
rapidly selling book Dressing With Dignity
The fashion show
event will include petitions to merchants, asking them to provide
tasteful, feminine and modest clothing for women and girls.
fashions, contraception, and abortion make a mockery of women,” says
Juliana Davis, co-founder of The Leaven. “It wasn’t until I read
Colleen’s book that I realized immodest fashions are tied to a
multi-faceted affront to our sacred dignity.”
On her blog,
former model and Weather Channel anchor Hammond highlights top
designers, whose fashions demonstrate that modesty does not mean
looking manly or boring. Her concept of feminine design meshes with the
philosophy of recently canonized feminist Edith Stein, whose book,
Woman, describes the uniquely distinct character of women.
The Leaven was founded in 1987 to promote Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae.
Family Life Office of the Diocese of Lincoln and The Leaven, a Catholic
lay apostolate, will co-sponsor a celebration of the spiritual
maternity inherent to women.