The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly celebrate vocations to ordained ministry and religious life in all its forms. Many parishes and religious institutes commemorate this day with prayer for vocations and vocation promotion events. Considering that 73% of women and men professing final vows participated in one or more parish activities and 88% served in one or more parish ministries before entering religious life, our presence and participation in activities that mark this special day is essential.
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Leading up to the National Conference in July, Giving Voice is hosting spring PeerSpirit dialogue circles.
April: Healing Divisions: Contemplation and Action… How do we engage in this in our communities and in the wider world? How do we achieve this inner balance?
We want to welcome you to Giving Voice AND help get you set up for a great experience in our Spring Circle Conversations as well as our National Gathering.
Please join us on March 22nd 5:00PT/8:00ET on Zoom, an online conferencing and collaboration platform.
We will be introducing and using PeerSpirit circle process on our Zoom Call. This call is for those who are new to Giving Voice and those who would like a refresher about PeerSpirit Circle Process.
Our Agenda is:
On Tuesday, March 7th Giving Voice, in collaboration with the Religious Formation Conference (RFC), National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC), Communicators for Women Religious (CWR), and the Center for Consecrated Life at Catholic Theological Union (CTU), will host a prayer service in the CTU atrium over the lunch period (approximately 11:45am-12:45pm) to kick-off the 2017 National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) March 8th – 14th.
Reflection by Sr. Patricia Crowley, OSB, Benedictine Sisters of Chicago
The retreat will include time for individual and communal prayer, shared reflection and conversation time as well as break time to have fun and get to know one another. Giving Voice uses the principles of The Circle Way as a basic format for our gatherings.
Please join us for a Giving Voice open house!
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Interested congregations of women religious, Church groups, faith communities, and other concerned organizations are invited to join members of Giving Voice in prayerful solidarity with the SOAW Border Convergence in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico the weekend of October 7-10th, 2016. Giving Voice has prepared a prayer service and media kit that can be printed out and used as it is or tweaked for your setting and group.
Are you a Sister in her 40s? REGISTER for our 40s Retreat.
Join us for a weekend of prayer, conversation and laughter at the Giving Voice Biennial 40s Retreat in North Lake, Washington (just outside of Seattle). Registration Fees (includes registration, overnight accommodation and meals) are $200.
Are you a Sister in her 20s or 30s? REGISTER for our 20s/30s Retreat! Plan on joining us on January 15-17, 2016 for our Giving Voice 20s and 30s retreat. This annual peer-led retreat is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other younger women religious for prayer, reflection, conversation and relationship building.
Giving Voice is pleased to announce our next National Gathering: Crossing Boundaries in Religious Life. The speakers are Sophia Park, SNJM and Teresa Maya, CCVI.