This year the Giving Voice retreat for sisters in their 20s and 30s filled Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Phoenix with 30 participants. This annual gathering in the desert is an oasis in for the youngest members of religious life as we step into a space with peers.
15 sisters in their 40s from 11 congregations and 12 countries came together for a weekend at the CSJ house in Seal Beach, CA. Sisters were energized and touched by wisdom and love.
To celebrate Catholic Sisters Week, once again, Giving Voice will partner with Catholic Theological Union-based organizations Religious Formation Conference, Communicators for Women Religious, National Religious Vocation Conference, and the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life at CTU to put on an event on March 11 at 6pm.
Religious Formation Conference invites members of women's and men's religious communities to consider the Together program for newer members.
La última decade I had a sueño. Mi sueño was that un día I would live and work at la frontera. I hoped to accompany our hermanos/as living at the margins fighting for sus vidas. Since the beginning of my vocation story this sueño has been in mi corazon.
This January, Sister Mary Therese Perez, a Dominican Sister of Mission San Jose, began working with Giving Voice as a Social Media Advisor.
Next month, Giving Voice will host a free webinar with Development Professional Kathy Caudill, JD, CFRE, to help Sisters learn about the ministry of fundraising. In her presentation, Kathy, who has worked as a Development Director for nonprofit organizations since 2006, will discuss Development as a Ministry, with sources including Henri Nouwen and Kerry Alys Robinson.
Here are some openings and opportunities from members of the Giving Voice network:
We were thrilled to see many familiar names and photos from our 2019 National Gathering in this month's edition of U.S. Catholic. Visit their website link below to read writer Jessica Mesman's fantastic piece on Giving Voice!
I came back from a summer away, where I had experiences that rejuvenated and refreshed me. I expected to return to my convent and ministry ready to reengage in the same, because my assignment wasn’t changing. But as I tried to step back into old routines, I found that something had changed. Me! I couldn’t resume old attitudes and patterns of behavior. I could feel myself turning within, positioning myself for newness.