Bowling with the Sisters

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 provided a fun environment where the girls experienced the joy of being with the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco. We also had a number of mothers and younger siblings that joined in as well. The events enabled the youth and parents in attendance to see the joy, openness and everyday holiness of religious sisters.

Everyone left the gatherings with such great smiles and gratitude for having participated.

Since many of the participants were not of driving age, we ended up opening it to their parents as well. Many of their moms came and enjoyed each other’s company while their daughters bowled with the sisters and participated in a brief Q&A session at the end.

It turned into a great family-oriented event and even some younger siblings came too. Although we did not originally plan for this, it ended up even better because the moms were able to be more active in supporting their daughters' vocational calling.

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.