National Women’s History Month and National Catholic Sisters Week
Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment
March is National Women’s History Month. This year’s theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment, honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created a legacy that expands the frontiers of possibility for generations to come. They have demonstrated their character, courage and commitment as mothers, educators, institution builders, business, labor, political and community leaders, relief workers, women religious, and CEOs. Their lives and their work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourage boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women’s experience.
The Hilton Foundation Initiative on Catholic Sisters recently awarded a three-year grant to St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn., to launch a national Catholic Sisters Week. The university will create a three-year campaign to bring greater visibility to the contributions of women religious. National Catholic Sisters Week will be celebrated for the first time this year during the week of March 8-14 as part of Women’s History Month. The purpose of the week is to bring greater awareness to Catholic sisters and to make them more known and visible on a broad national level.
The Wheaton Franciscans will celebrate National Catholic Sisters week by sharing daily stories about our sisters who serve as role models as women of character, courage and commitment.
For more information on the grant, click here.
For more information on National Women’s History Month, click here.