The theme for this year’s Catholic Sisters Week is “Caring for Earth, Caring for You.” Many events are incorporating an environmental focus or aspects of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Sí’ on Care for Our Common Home.”
Catholic Sisters Week also brings the final episode of “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate” a project of LCWR’s Region 10. For a year, the monthly program has explored the issues of racism, migration and climate and how they are intertwined. The March 9 episode, “Navigating the Road Ahead,” will focus on takeaways from the series and suggestions for continuing the conversation.
“One of the things Catholic Sisters Week embraces this year is the concept of being engaged in the work,” said Ginny Hizer, Executive Director of Communicators for Women Religious. “It’s taking the flavor and the mission of the sisters and actually living it out.”
While lay people are increasingly involved in the work of sisters through sponsored ministries and associate programs, Catholic Sisters Week opens those opportunities to a much broader audience, Hizer said.
“Sisters are better than anybody at finding the hope and holding the hope and recognizing the abundance that surrounds our lives. If you want to experience a bit of that abundance, look to Catholic Sisters Week,” said Stacy Spitler, Chair of the Communicators for Women Religious.
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