For the ninth year, a number of sisters in their 20s and 30s from multiple communities gathered to pray and play together at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Phoenix, AZ. I write every year because I believe what we pray, discuss, and dream as young sisters, grounded in our charisms and histories, is both the present and the future. I know the way we organize and lead is a collaborative leadership model that works for the small, capable, relational groups that characterize what religious life is becoming.
People often ask me about my life as a young religious and why I have chosen this path. At the Giving Voice 20 and 30s retreat earlier this month, no explanation was needed. In this space, there is an understanding of our lives. There is a sense of coming home.
In today's world, it seems rare when you find a sense of acceptance and trust immediately when meeting people for the first time. It is the gift of the sisterhood, especially as young Catholic sisters in Giving Voice.
We express a hearty thank you to Sisters Ellis McCulloh and Christin Tomy for serving as peer leaders for last month’s 20/30 retreat.
Thank you for sharing your time, gifts and wisdom with the Giving Voice community!
On Tuesday, March 7th Giving Voice, in collaboration with others 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.
In an effort to better inform Giving Voice participants of networking, educational, and formation opportunities received by the national office, we've set-up a Google email group to pass on this type of information.
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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.