National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) takes place March 8 – 14, 2016. It celebrates the remarkable contributions and devoted lives of Catholic sisters, in tandem with National Women’s History Month.
NCSW was created in 2014 to recognize and celebrate the profound impact Catholic sisters have had historically and presently on the communities in which we live.
“Take a sister to get a cup of coffee, ask her a question about her life, her vocation” suggested Sister Mary Soher, co-executive director of NCSW. “Events large and small are welcomed for NCSW. It’s never too late to celebrate sisters.”
Partnering with NCSW, Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) released a study called “Understanding U.S. Catholic Sisters Today” and the website WeAreSisters.net. This report promotes the vitality of religious life, encourages more vocations, and attracts enhanced engagement and support with sisters. We invite you to read the report at WeAreSisters.net.
About National Catholic Sisters Week
National Catholic Sisters Week is headquartered at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., and supported by a three-year, $3.3 million grant the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded to the university in late 2013.
About the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. Following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $1.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants. The Foundation’s current assets exceed $2.2 billion.