Community

December 12, 2018
I am pleased to announce that we will, yet again, be offering two NCSW Event in a Box opportunities free of charge to our community this year! The Event in a Box program is intended for those who want to hold an NCSW event during March, but lack the time and/or resources to plan an event from...
December 12, 2018
I am so pleased to announce that this year, we will be unveiling a new initiative: a virtual, national NCSW Book Club! This Book Club offers the NCSW community a chance to gather together to discuss a common text. It is our intention to allow our community to have an engaging and fun dialogue...
December 08, 2018
In response to a wellspring of interest, the vocation discernment retreat hosted by the National Catholic Sisters Project next March has been opened up to all interested women. “Deep Encounter: Listening with an Open Heart” will be held March 7-10, 2019, in San Antonio at the Hilton Airport...
December 06, 2018
EDITOR'S NOTE  Sister Marichui Bringas, CCVI, who directs the Hispanic outreach of the National Catholic Sisters Project, Vocaciones Hispanas, recently visited a refugee center on the Texas border. We asked her to share her experience there with the broader NCSP community. One...
December 06, 2018
El Miércoles 21 de Noviembre 2018 a las 4:30 a.m. inicie mi camino (San Antonio, Texas) para recoger a otra hermana y salir juntas hacia El Paso, Texas. Compartimos en el trayecto nuestra ignorancia sobre la realidad a la que nos dirigíamos, nos unía el ánimo de dar una mano y ser solidarias con...
December 04, 2018
Making it to daily Mass has been a bit more challenging of late with the current lack of priests serving our home for the elderly and disabled. We go to the parish church now several times a week. During the summer and early autumn months, before the mornings got too dark and the sidewalks too...
December 01, 2018
Preparations for the biggest National Catholic Sisters Week are underway. As the national campaign aimed at elevating women religious enters into its sixth year, it continues to grow in scale and scope, backed by an innovative mini-grant program. National Catholic Sisters Week was launched in...
November 05, 2018
When I was still in grade school and attended Mass at St. Joe’s in West St. Paul, Minn., we started using the “Archdiocesan Prayer for Vocations” at Mass. This week’s National Vocation Awareness Week reminded me of this custom.  The prayer goes as follows: O God, we...
October 15, 2018
I had the privilege of interviewing a 101-year-old Catholic sister earlier this year. Her lucid mind and smooth skin stunned me. Sister Marguerite Turgeon, CSJ, did not look to be 101.  But she was keenly aware that she had outlived the rest of her family. As the ninth of 15 children, all...
October 11, 2018
As the site director for National Catholic Sisters Week, I have the special privilege of also being on the Mini-Grant review committee. With the November 1st deadline for the 2019 Mini-Grant application fast approaching, I thought I would offer some insight and tips for a successful application...