This year, Giving Voice teamed up with National Religious Vocation Conference, Communicators for Women Religious, Religious Formation Conference, and the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, to both highlight Catholic sisters online with a series of video interviews, and create community at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago with a prayer service.
Happy National Catholic Sisters Week, 2018!
This year, Giving Voice is celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week by promoting a collaborative series of video interviews called #SisterSpeak!
#SisterSpeak features Sister Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, Giving Voice Core Team member Sr. Adriana Calzada, CCVI (in Spanish) Giving Voice participant Sr. Kelly Moline, OP, Sr. Gerardine Doherty, OLSH and Sr. Ellen Dauwer, SC.
It didn’t matter if this was a sister’s first Giving Voice retreat or their tenth, if a sister was a novice or temporarily professed -- every person was fully accepted into the group and in the end: we are all sisters to each other. This warm welcome and comfort allowed space for deep faith sharing and conversation throughout the weekend.
National Catholic Sisters Week is almost here! March 8-14 Giving Voice will partner with National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC), Communicators for Women Religious (CWR), Religious Formation Conference (RFC), and the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life at Catholic Theological Union to host a prayer service and reception to honor and celebrate Catholic sisters!
Born out of Giving Voice sisters’ current writings about religious life as it's lived in today's reality, In Our Own Words, is a collection of essays by a diverse group of sisters, focusing on vows and community life, individual identity and congregational charisms, and leadership among younger members leading into the future.
One of the greatest festive traditions in my native country, Mexico, is the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12, just a few days before Christmas. Ever since I was a little girl, I use to listen to the Guadalupe Event narrated in the "Nican Mopohua", which means in Nahual "Here it is told" and how in 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego (now Saint Juan Diego), on the hill of Tepeyac, when he was searching for the things of God.