I am humbled and honored to give voice by proclaiming how good it was to come together for the Encuentro: Liberation, Justice, and Healing!
It has been a few days since the end of the Giving Voice’s 2021 Encuentro, an intentional space to build a community of young members of Religious Life living in the United States. However, my heart is still beating with joy for such a precious and blessed 'encounter'.
From August 19-22, 2021, Giving Voice sisters gathering at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in the Chicago suburbs for our Encuentro: Liberation, Justice, & Healing. We are especially thankful to AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez for her wisdom and guidance through this experience.
Please enjoy a few photos from the event as well as two reflections from sister participants.
There are so many ways to get involved with Giving Voice.
Retreats are coming!
Sisters are marking milestones in religious life.
Core Team member Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP writes... Greetings from Florida, the Sunshine State!
This summer, we, your Giving Voice Core Team, finally met for our Annual Face-to-Face meeting. As you could imagine, our 2020 meeting did not take place. Like many around the globe, we needed to become creative in order to adapt to these new times.
For the third year in a row, the Leadership Conference of Woman Religious (LCWR) invited Giving Voice to attend its National Assembly as a guest. For the second year in a row the assembly was virtual. Approximately 30 Giving Voice sisters participated in this year’s Assembly as guest, congregational leader, exhibitor, or a combination of these three. Here is one sister’s reflection on her experience this year.
Calling all Chicagoland sisters!
Did you know Religious Formation Conference has a new office? All Giving Voice sisters are warmly invited to their Open House this September 21, 2021.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, let us know if you attended and share how it went!
The Core Team warmly welcomes our newest member, Melissa Camardo, SCL. Melissa is a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth currently living and ministering in New York City. You can read more about her here.