Famous Sisters of Charity Women--presented in honor of National Catholic Sisters Week
This presentation on famous women in Sisters of Charity history was created by Sisters Louise Grundish and Vivien Linkhauer for National Catholic Sisters Week, part of Women’s History Month, March 2014.
The first National Catholic Sisters Week ( March 8 – 14, 2014) is part of Women’s History Month. The purpose is to bring greater awareness to Catholic Sisters and to make their presence more widely known and visible on a national level. Women religious have made, and continue to make, vital contributions in education, health care, criminal justice, social justice, theology, the arts, and politics. This is more than a “Catholic” story. Wherever good things are happening, there are often Sisters involved making a tremendous difference. Catholic Sisters stand with the poor and vulnerable, regardless of race, socioeconomic status or religion. In addition to highlighting the significant role that Catholic Sisters have had historically, National Catholic Sisters Week will focus on a contemporary view of these women — their lives, their mission, and their works. The goal is to shed light on the tremendous impact Catholic Sisters continue making today. National Catholic Sisters Week is possible because of a generous, three-year grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to St. Catherine’s University where the initiative was launched on March 7-9, 2014. Thank a sister who made a difference in your life this week.