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National Vocation Awareness Week '19

During National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) our Sisters participated in the inaugural Meet Our Sisters Tour and accompanied young women discerning religious life with the Chicago's Got Sisters event!

Chicago area members of Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) organized the inaugural Meet Our Sisters Tour, a collaborative event during National Vocation Awareness Week to raise awareness of the vast presence of Catholic sisters who live and serve in Chicagoland. The self-guided tour was open to anyone who wanted to learn more about how to build a culture of vocation in our world today and to develop a better understanding of religious life. This year’s participants were Giving Voice, School Sisters of Notre Dame, the Congregation of St. Joseph, Sisters of St. Francis, Adrian Dominican Sisters, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, and Wheaton Franciscans.

St. Scholastica Monastery was open for guests on both Wednesday, November 6, 1 – 3:15 pm and on Saturday, November 9, 1 – 3:15 pm during National Vocation Awareness Week.

National Vocation Awareness Week, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, is the annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States and occurs on the first full week in November.

Learn more about the Meet Our Sisters Tour.

Additionally, during NVAW, Sister Belinda Monahan, OSB, with her National Religious Vocation Conference colleague, Fr. Adam McDonald, SVD, hosted a group of young adults for Mass, dinner, and conversation regarding their hopes, dreams, and concerns for the future of our Church! And on the final few days of NVAW, Sister Belinda joined other Chicago Sisters in hosting young women discerning religious life for the Chicago's Got Sisters event.

What a wonderful week of welcome and awareness! View our gallery of photos below:

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