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September 05, 2019
A new chapter is beginning for National Catholic Sisters Week as it transitions to new leadership under the Communicators for Women Religious. The transfer will take place in early September. Information regarding the celebration of NCSW 2020 will be available from CWR in mid to late October....
August 30, 2019
More than 100 women religious from Minnesota gathered Aug. 25 to participate in a communal book club facilitated by Sister Mary Pellegrino, CSJ. She gave context to the lively discussion on changes in religious life, sharing research from Pew Research Center and The Center for Applied Research in...
August 19, 2019
A visionary Catholic leader is coming to St. Paul, thanks to a partner diocese of the National Catholic Sisters Project.   Sister Mary Pellegrino, CSJ, served as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and inspired its members, who have described her as a strategic...
August 09, 2019
I recently wrote a profile of Kim Smolik, the CEO of Leadership Roundtable, a D.C.-based organization of laity, religious and clergy working to promote best practices in the management of the Catholic Church. The mentorship she received from a tribe of Catholic women had a profound impact and is...
July 23, 2019
My 2-year-old son is fascinated by wheels. Every day he pores over Richard Scarry's book "Cars and Trucks and Things That Go," making little sound effects as he traces the excavator's arm and the firetruck's ladder. So the highlight of a recent visit to Little Sisters of the Poor Holy Family...
July 22, 2019
National Catholic Sisters Week has supported a host of efforts to promote vocations among African American women, and we're pleased to spread the word about innovative work being done by Sister Marcia Hall, the vocations director for the Oblate Sisters of Providence. She recently shared an...
July 16, 2019
We continue to hear heartwarming accounts of NCSW2019 events. Here's one example, as written by Sister Bernadette Mota, FMA.    The Diocese of Colorado Springs hosted middle-school and high-school girls on March 9 for an afternoon of “Bowling with the Sisters." This event...
July 11, 2019
If you look at the above picture and notice the face of a young woman in a blue T-shirt, you'll see that it's me having the time of my life during a white-water rafting excursion. Based on that face, you would never guess that before the excursion I was wishing I had gone to see a priest for my...
June 25, 2019
Kjerstin and I are writing today to say goodbye. After being with National Catholic Sisters Week since its inception, we are both moving on to a new position – and bidding you all a fond farewell. What an incredible experience it’s been to build NCSW from scratch into a well-established, much-...
June 24, 2019
Over the course of this semester, Sister Donna Jean has been a constant symbol of hope. She has taught me many valuable lessons I could have never received anywhere else. From learning about her travels to Egypt to her willingness to spend all of her childhood days taking care of others -- she has...