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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.