Catholic Sisters Week shines a light on the spirituality, mission, and community building of women religious around the world and is celebrated from 8th to 14th March. The 2023 theme is Celebrating Traditions, Changing the World.
With this theme in mind, we think of Religious Sisters of Charity all over the world who are growing the service and support networks they have seeded, sharing their spirituality, charisms, and community while also supporting their pastoral and teaching work. Join us as we celebrate our charism to walk with those made poor, with the following stories from our congregation:
- Brid O’Shea RSC, California, talks about her role as a chaplain St Columban’s School and one of her annual highlights, the school and community event ‘Walk Out on Poverty’ Link
- Augustina Alozie RSC, Nigeria, details her work in anti-human trafficking alongside Sr Justina Nelson Link
- Monica Ichife RSC, Malawi, tells the story of a young widow and how the RSC helped build a new home for her family Link
- Barbara Kenny RSC, England, discusses her various ministries in the East End of London, including pastoral visits and working at a local food bank Link
- Marie Smyth RSC, Ireland, explains the work of the Donnybrook Day Care Centre and Meals on Wheels Link
If these stories inspire you to remember a Sister, this is your chance to pray for her and even send her a note. For information on further events, check out the Catholic Sisters Week website.
Prayer for each day:
We pray for Catholic Sisters as they engage with their communities and participate in collaborative action. As we celebrate our charism as Religious Sisters this week may we be agents of change, building bridges and fostering cooperation for the common good. Amen.