Tuesday, March 1, 2016

National Catholic Sister's Week

The month of March is National Women’s History month. It is a time to recognize women who have made a difference in society. National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) is also being celebrated from March 8-14th.   During NCSW sisters are being recognized for their contributions to society. Through their work, dedication, and leadership within their own communities many sisters have led the way for future generations of sisters. Sisters have also lived and ministered in many hospitals and schools leading the way for other women through their leadership roles. At Saint Benedict’s Monastery we are celebrating NCSW with the College of Saint Benedict students and staff. On March 9th we will celebrate the unique relationship between the sisters of Saint Benedict’s Monastery and the students at the College of Saint Benedict, through an event titled Celebrating our History with Stories, Conversation and Dessert.  We will remember the history of when the sisters established the college. They saw the need to educate young women and built the college. The dream they had has grown over the past 100 years into a strong institution of higher education for women. In the college’s early years it was the sisters who taught and staffed the majority of positions within the college. Today our daily presence is limited because fewer sisters are currently working in the college. The goal of this event is to recognize these amazing sisters who believed in the higher education of women, and to keep their dream alive. For more information contact Sister Lisa Rose at lrose@csbsju.edu.

Sister Lisa Rose, Vocation Director

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