Young women in religious life today, just like our Sisters before us, are seekers. We seek to live our vocations rooted in our congregational charisms and grounded in God’s hope for the future of religious life. We seek to connect with one another to strengthen our commitment, deepen our fidelity to religious life, foster connections that sustain our vocations, and create ways to live religious life in the present and into the future.
I was exhausted in the minutes leading up to my scheduled Circle Group this April. I'd driven back to Chicago from St. Louis after spending the first half of Easter Week in the Expo Hall of the NCEA conference. I was done being social and smiling at people; I was physically tired from driving and standing and sleeping in a strange bed. I didn't feel as though I had a coherent thought about Healing Divisions and I wasn't sure I cared. Why, I wondered, had I felt compelled to join a circle group, much the less facilitate one? I had to show up.
As Giving Voice grows and flourishes, we continue the crucial work of connecting younger sisters across congregations, geography, cultures and charisms. With grateful hearts and Easter joy, we humbly ask for your continued support through prayer and a financial contribution.
We’re looking forward to bringing you a sensational National Gathering at Iona College this summer. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to register for what is sure to be a sacred space of renewal, challenge and support, and of course prayer and fun together. Be sure to register soon!
If you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to visit the Blogging Sisters section of our website to access a phenomenal blogroll of sisters blogging across communities and congregations. We’re excited to house all this nun wisdom all in one place!
Don't forget that you can read more reflections by younger women religious in the regular Horizons column on Global Sisters Report.