Because of Simon & Garfunkel, my vocation to be a religious Sister almost ended before it even began. On an early visit to the Benedictine monastery that I would eventually join, I brought up Simon & Garfunkel in a conversation with one of the Sisters. The Sister (in her 70s) looked at me blankly and then asked: “What is Simon & Garfunkel?” I was uncharacteristically speechless. Talk about the Sounds of Silence! Could I really join a community where people did not know about Simon & Garfunkel? “John Lennon?”...I ventured in a small voice.
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We hope many will join us at our 2015 National Gathering. The planning team is hard at work planning a great event. We will be focusing our time on the theme of "Crossing Boundaries in Religious Life" Lots of dynamic sharing on current issues in religious life and connecting with your peers will take place. Our gathering will be held at the Savior Pastoral Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Sisters 2.0 is a movement of the new generations of women religious. In this peer-led, self-organized space, we network for visioning and fostering future oriented initiatives for religious life. We feel the need for creating spaces for conversation where we can share the experience of the new generations of women religious in today's communities, today's church and today's world. Sisters 2.0 is a place for engaging in conversations about where we are today in religious life, and where we are headed.
Giving Voice is very thankful to all the women's congregations that have given donations to us so far during this 2015 year. You can find a list of supporting congregations on our website. Without you the work of Giving Voice would not be possible.