#NCSW2018 Is Almost Here!

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Well, folks. Here we are – less than one month to National Catholic Sisters Week 2018.

This month, I’d like to take a moment to remind you of a few ways to get involved this year:

1) If you’ve got an event already planned, we’d love to know about it!

2) If you don’t have an event planned, but would like to hold one – take heart!

  • a. We still have NCSW in a boxes available and can ship in time!
    • i. The Movie Night in a box simply needs a little set up and some advertising!
    • ii. The Speed Dating in a box needs a small group of interested sisters, plus some set up and advertising.
    • iii. Email us at contact@nationalsistersweek.org today and we’ll ship your box out ASAP!

Okay, maybe you are a lone NCSW supporter and are looking for ways to celebrate sisters in a smaller, more personal way. Well, then my yearly challenge is for you!

If there has been a sister who has had a positive impact on your life, I’d like to encourage you to get in touch with her. You can send her a card, or take her out to coffee or even to lunch. If that sister is no longer living, consider reaching out to her community with a card, or even making a donation. If you are on social media, make a post and tag us in it so that we can share your gratitude during the month of March. Please remember that, for those of us who are not sisters, NCSW is an opportunity to express our gratitude for all of the contributions of women religious – from the global, to the national, to the personal. It’s the little things that count!

About Molly Hazelton

Molly Hazelton is the site director of National Catholic Sisters Week, headquartered at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She credits her love, respect and admiration for Catholic sisters to her grandmother, Isabel, who was educated in nursing by the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph at Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester, Vt. Molly is also a trained librarian, so please feel free to ask her for book recommendations.