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 update with Global Sisters Report, addressing the need for more outreach to young African American women:
"It's a question of visibility. People don't see us. They don't know where we are. And I don't just mean because people are not in habit. I mean we're not in schools like we were."
Part of the charge, Sister Marcia said, is to better engage their parents. "We know that there are not a lot of vocations coming out of the African American community and that there are parents who are actively discouraging their children from entering religious life," she told Global Sisters Report.
Read the entire Q&A with Sister Marcia here.