When a Kansas City-based congregation of sisters hosted two groups of university students in search of an atypical spring break service experience, both the sisters and students got a boost.
An energetic crowd of over 100 people celebrated National Catholic Sisters Week at an intergenerational seminar, "Race and Grace: Let's Talk About It," on March 12 at Mount Augustine in Richfield, Ohio. The event was one of over 150 held nationally March 8-14 to celebrate the contributions of Catholic sisters.
Catholic Extension, a Chicago-based national fundraising organization that builds churches and aids the Catholic Church in America's poorest places, is honoring women religious working in the 90 dioceses it supports by sharing their stories on its website and in social media.
The recognition is how Catholic Extension is taking part in National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14.
The organization has invited followers to take a photo of themselves with a religious sister who has impacted their lives and post it, along with the hashtags #SisterSelfie and #NCSW.
Three sisters from around the country came together online March 8 to share their best memories, enthusiasm and hopes for religious life in honor of National Catholic Sisters Week.
It happens over and over: Young women who have never spent time with a woman religious meet a sister and almost instantly find a strong, almost inexplicable connection, despite her initial thoughts that they would have nothing in common.