We've been doing our best to get the word out, so hopefully you've heard the fantastic news that Giving Voice has been given a one million dollar grant by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation! I just want to take the opportunity to tell you a little more about that. The grant was awarded to Giving Voice in partnership with Catholic Theological Union, which provides us with an infrastructure and resources that we do not have on our own. It is an academic institution with a strong commitment to the future of religious life, so it is a good partner for us to have.
I was recently lamenting to a kind ear: "In my ministry I am a well-respected professional, and among my peers, I am a well-informed and in-tune Gen Xer. However, when I get back to community, I am deemed the 'young one.' At the age of 45, I am equated to a young adult, just beginning to develop myself into adulthood." But then again, sisters in their 60's are considered 'young' as well! Something about this picture just doesn't seem right.
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 thankful to all the women's congregations who have donated to Giving Voice and provide us with your prayerful support. You can find a list of