National Catholic Sisters Week

June 25, 2019
Kjerstin and I are writing today to say goodbye. After being with National Catholic Sisters Week since its inception, we are both moving on to a new position – and bidding you all a fond farewell. What an incredible experience it’s been to build NCSW from scratch into a well-established, much-...
June 13, 2019
Congratulations to the "Nuns & Nones" project for being covered in The New York Times! The project received funding through an NCSW mini-grant, and we're proud that it is has continued to expand in scope and impact. The Times article is fascinating (like the project itself), giving voice to...
May 05, 2019
Introducing girls to Catholic sisters who look like them is one goal of National Catholic Sisters Week, and it was advanced in a vibrant way thanks to the nation’s oldest African American order. On March 14, thanks to support from a NCSW mini-grant, a group of middle-school girls were able...
April 12, 2019
More than 30 young women considering religious life gathered in San Antonio last month for a one-of-a-kind retreat. Titled Deep Encounter: Listening with an Open Heart (or Profundo Encuentro), the retreat illuminated the art of discernment: how to determine God’s plan for your life. Unlike...
March 03, 2019
Two 20-something women have produced a documentary on women religious that will premiere March 8 to kick off National Catholic Sisters Week. It is intended to debunk misconceptions about women religious, showcasing their remarkable diversity and surprising relevance among young adults. Titled “...
February 21, 2019
Produced for National Catholic Sisters Week 2019, Missions of Hope is an attempt at debunking misconceptions of women religious by showcasing their remarkable diversity and surprising relevance among young adults. The documentary features four fascinating Catholic sisters: Sister Belinda...
February 18, 2019
Sister Brenda Teresita Hernandez Valdes was only 30 when she ventured far from her native Mexico to begin a ministry in North Dakota. Joined by two other young Daughters of Immaculate Mary of Guadalupe, their goal was to serve the Hispanics in the Bismarck diocese who had relocated there to work in...
January 31, 2019
Art is an entryway into prayer, and the young women who attend Profundo Encuentro this March will be ushered along that path by a wise and gentle guide, Sister Chela Gonzalez, OP. “Deep Encounter: Listening with an Open Heart” is designed to help young women attune their hearts to God’s will...
January 18, 2019
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...
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...