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National Catholic Sisters Week 2018

March 7, 2018

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#SisterSpeak and Prayer Service to Highlight Ministries of Women Religious During National Catholic Sisters Week

Five Catholic organizations collaborated to create online video series and host event dedicated to celebrating the diverse and inspiring ministries of Catholic sisters

(Chicago, IL) This year, Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is celebrating National Catholic Sisters Week by promoting a collaborative series of video interviews called #SisterSpeak which highlight sisters in diverse ministries and communities. National Religious Vocation Conference, Giving Voice, Religious Formation Conference, and the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life all partnered with CWR to produce the project, which will also be promoted during a prayer service at Catholic Theological Union on March 13.

The series of videos, titled #SisterSpeak, highlights five sisters who illuminate the values and missions their vowed lives embody. Each day during National Catholic Sisters Week, the five organizations will release a new video on their social media pages. Giving Voice will also share the videos via their website at giving-voice.org.

#SisterSpeak will highlight Sister Maria Cimperman, RSCJ; Sister Adriana Calzada, CCVI (in Spanish); Sister Kelly Moline, OP; Sister Gerardine Doherty, OLSH; and Sister Ellen Dauwer, SC.

Giving Voice Core Team member Jessi Beck will join in the March 13 prayer service, and will include the following call to prayer:

“We celebrate the over 47,000 Catholic sisters in this country: founders of schools and hospitals, artists and activists, first responders and spiritual guides, and others from all walks of life. We express our gratitude to all those who responded to a dream, came before us, and made this moment possible. We are also aware that there are over 700,000 sisters around the world today; we celebrate them as well. All are truly pioneers of the Holy Spirit!”

March 13 Prayer Service at CTU

  • Who: Catholic Sisters and those who support them, including the following organizations: Communicators for Women Religious, Giving Voice, National Religious Vocation Conference, Religious Formation Conference, and the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life.
  • What: Prayer Service and celebration for National Catholic Sisters Week
  • Where: Catholic Theological Union, 5401 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago IL (2nd floor)
  • When: Tuesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m.

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Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is a professional organization of personnel responsible for communications within religious congregations of women. Our mission is to be a network of professional support and education for members who promote understanding of women religious, enhance their image and advance their mission. CWR is also a resource to organizations serving women religious.



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