Belinda Monahan, OSB
- Benedictine Sisters of Chicago (OSB)
- Entered 2007
- Currently living in Chicago, IL
- Ministry: Vocation minister, Benedictine Sisters of Chicago; Office Manager, St. Peter Parish, Skokie
Experience of Giving Voice
My initial experience of Giving Voice was very much at a local level. I am blessed to live in Chicago where we have a large cohort of younger Sisters. When, I received personal invitations to attend dinners and other events, I discovered a group of people with whom I was able to laugh until we cried and talk about serious topics that faced us all as younger Sisters; often within minutes of each other. It was through these gatherings that I began to get more involved in the Giving Voice organization.
Hope for Giving Voice
My hope for Giving Voice is that we continue to connect with each other, both at a grassroots level (whether online or in person) and at the level of the broader national organization; and that we will continue to support each other as we live into the present and the future of a religious life that welcomes the charisms and gifts of all women religious.