Looking ahead after record-setting NCSW

The fourth annual celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week -- March 8-14, 2017 -- shattered a record, generating more than 300 events across the country, which more than doubled the number of NCSW events hosted in March 2016. 

Search social media using the hashtag #NCSW2017 and you'll uncover the breadth and depth of activities that celebrated women religious. Some focused on the profound legacy of Catholic sisters in their community. Others connected today's sisters with young people. Still other events involved taking steps to build a better future.  

NCSW warranted this warm thank-you from Site Director Molly Hazelton, who offered every support she could to event planners and attendees nationwide. 

The next step, according to Hazelton, is to continue to tell the stories of women religious, to act on the insights gleaned and friendships forged during NCSW. "This is just the beginning!" she said.

Stay tuned to SisterStory for the next iteration. 

About Christina Capecchi

Christina Capecchi is an award-winning journalist from Inver Grove Heights, Minn. She is the author of the nationally syndicated column “Twenty Something,” which appears in more than 50 Catholic newspapers across the country. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, America, The Chicago Tribune, The Star Tribune and The Pioneer Press. She also provides contracted editing and writing services. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s from Mount Mercy University.