If you ask any sister of the Giving Voice generation what they could use more of in their life, there is a good chance time and space will be towards the top of the list. Our lives are filled with many good things: full-time ministry, community living, civic involvement, congregational committees/planning teams, family, friends, and hopefully some free time. My life is filled with so many wonderful people and experiences yet there are moments when I just need a little space. I catch myself longing for Hermione Granger’s time-turner to add a few hours to each day.
A few weeks ago, a phrase in a hymn caught my attention: “God of silence.” For a moment, the image of a Quaker meeting registered in my mind, but I couldn’t hold on to it for long. I am a Maryknoll Sister living in mission in Cambodia, and in my experience, God is LOUD.
Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, and Sarah Kohles, OSF, are pleased to announce that the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is funding a writing process that will result in a book on religious life written by younger Sisters. The Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque are supporting the book project by serving as the fiscal agent. Srs. Mousseau and Kohles are the editors of the project.
This time around, the sisters will be driving through the midwest and the northeast, from the Republican Convention to the Democratic Convention with the message that we must "Mend the Gaps" in our society! Too many people are falling further behind because they aren't able to earn a living wage, and far too many people are excluded from the process altogether because their voting rights aren't protected or they are unable apply for citizenship.
Are you a Sister in her 40s? REGISTER for our 40s Retreat, August 5 – 7, 2016.
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.
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Don't forget that you can read more reflections by younger women religious in the regular Horizons column on Global Sisters Report.
Giving Voice is very thankful to all the women's congregations that have given donations to us so far during the 2015 year. You can find a list of supporting congregations on our website. Without you the work of Giving Voice would not be possible.