At the beginning of November, I attended the first Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (CNHF) Catholic Sister Initiative (CSI) Strategic Convening as a Giving Voice representative. I was nervous attending the convening but this quickly changed after I read Sister Rosemarie Nassif, SSND (Director CSI) welcome letter, stating “the intention of the gathering is the advancement of the vitality of women religious in their dedication to advance the lives of those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.”
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I just began a new ministry here in Connecticut as the chef at the Thomas Merton Center (a day shelter) in Bridgeport which is one of the poorest cities in the state. I am so happy to be back in a kitchen doing what I love most after experiencing two years of novitiate. The Thomas Merton Center is housed in what used to be St.
This annual peer-led retreat is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other younger women religious for prayer, reflection, conversation and relationship building.
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.