Survey for Giving Voice members: The Giving Voice Core Team has been approached by Ted Dunn, a clinical psychologist who has worked with many religious communities regarding the transformation of religious life, with a unique invitation for all of us. He has created a special survey specifically for Giving Voice Sisters in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to help amplify our voice and strengthen our influence in the important conversations taking place about the future and transformation of religious life.
May the peace and joy of the Risen Christ be with each of you! This is, indeed, a season of great joy. Not just the liturgical season, but also the natural season. Spring is such a miracle - and a gift!
The passage of Martha and Mary (Lk 10:38-42) has often been used to support the thought that contemplative and active religious life are opposites--one better than the other. I have experienced both styles of religious life.
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It's March and in the New York area where I live that means multiple St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Many of my friends and I refer to ourselves affectionately as Bronx Irish Catholics or BICs. Our childhood memories consist of ceili dances, marching in various parades, and dancing and listening to Irish music. However our elementary school principal, Sr. Catherine Marie Jordan, osu not only taught us about St. Patrick and his connection to Ireland and Catholicism, but also stressed to us that we celebrated this day because St.
Since coming to Kansas City in August to live and discern with the Sisters of Charity, my life has been immersed in learning about the stories of sisters. As a new member to the community I have heard stories from members of the Leavenworth, Kansas based community and have been writing stories about women religious for the National Catholic Reporter.
Vision Space Gathering: This summer (July 5-7, 2014) a gathering of established and committed finally professed women religious generally born between 1955 and 1975 will be taking place in St. Louis, Mo. The group is a peer-led, self-organized space for visioning and fostering future oriented initiatives for religious life, inspired by Giving Voice and its circle process. This group is trusting the Spirit to gather the women who are meant to join this movement. Join the conversation and the first national gathering VisionSpace!
Where I live in Ohio, the winter has had a lot more ice and snow than usual. The weather has brought with it snow days for some and a lot of time indoors for most. I made a retreat at the beginning of Advent, and at that time I had a sense of coziness and warmth as the snow fell outside and I prayed inside in warmth and candlelight. Now, though, that coziness has given way to a restless longing to be outside, to open up the doors and windows, to go where I want to go unhampered by icy roads and falling snow. The coziness took flight after Christmas, and I am fidgety. And there's still
I was in a shopping center one day and heard the person beside me talking. I responded to what she said, but when I looked at her, she wasn't even paying attention to me or to what I said but was continuing to talk. I looked at her closely and saw this piece of equipment attached in her ear. I felt so embarrassed!!! It dawned on me that she was talking to somebody on the phone while her hands and eyes were busy looking through the items in the shelf.
Religious Life in an Evolving World