National Catholic Sisters Week
ST. PAUL, MN – To shine a spotlight on the profound impact of Catholic sisters and in conjunction with National Women’s History Month, the second annual National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) will be held March 8-14, 2015.
Through events and activities happening across the country, NCSW connects young women with Catholic sisters, who number nearly 50,000 in the United States by highlighting their vital contributions to society and demonstrating their lifestyle is relevant today. Currently, approximately 1,000 American women are in formation to become Catholic sisters and nearly 100 will make their final vows in 2015.
“National Catholic Sisters Week celebrates the commitment, compassion and influential work of women religious from pressing the front lines of social change to praying in cloistered chapels,” said Sister Mary Soher, OP, co-executive director of the Hilton Sisters’ Project National Catholic Sisters Week. “We’re calling on people across the country to join our celebration – tell the story of a sister you admire, share a photo, visit a monastery, attend an NCSW event or host your own little gathering inspired by women religious.”
We will celebrate at Benet Hill Monastery by featuring wisdom from a different sister each day on Facebook beginning March 8. We will post every day until all participating sisters have shared.