Celebrate with us!
March 8-14, 2023
Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope …
But for one week, March 8-14, we shine the spotlight on women religious and encourage a wide range of campaigns and events that invite all who follow Jesus to
- expand and support their gospel witness
- grow the service networks they have seeded
- share their spirituality, charisms, and community
- encourage young women to consider a vocation to religious life
- support their pastoral, teaching and prophetic works
- and focus on the new world they call into being.
Here's our schedule of events for Catholic Sisters Week. Come back every day, or follow us on all our social platforms to learn more about us.
March 8-14: Refuse to Use campaign
Wednesday, March 8 - International Women's Day: "You Sisters Figured it Out!" Join us for an interview with Dalila Alegria and the influence the sisters have had on her and her family.
Thursday, March 9 - Share YOUR Story! Let us know how Catholic Sisters have influenced your life.
March 10-12 - Come & See Event for Women at Cor Unum House
Sunday, March 12: Video Premiere of Catholic Sisters Week Playlist
Monday, March 13: Learn about plastic: Dominican Sisters' Plastics In-service. Three short videos, lot of learning!
Tuesday, March 14 - Beyond Catholic Sisters Week: Ways to Stay Connected with the Dominican Sisters
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Curious about Religious Life?
Come & See! Join our sisters for a live-in experience at Cor Unum House to learn more about the everyday lives of Catholic Sisters. This is a wonderful opportunity for any woman 18-40 open to exploring consecrated religious life. The next Come & See weekend is March 10-12.
"Refuse to Use" Challenge
During Catholic Sisters Week, the Catholic Sisters of Illinois invite you to avoid using single-use plastic beveridge bottles.
- Share the challenge with your friends and coworkers
- Download this PDF to print and post
- Save the image below and add it to your social media
- Use hashtags @refusetouse and #catholicsistersweek
- Tag @springfieldop
- Learn more
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Illinois’ Catholic sisters launch campaign to “Refuse to Use” single-use plastic beverage bottles
Twenty-three congregations of Catholic sisters serving in Illinois will observe Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, with a challenge: do not consume beverages from single-use plastic bottles. “We are taking advantage of the annual observance of Catholic Sisters Week to educate, inform, and act to end plastic waste through a Refuse to Use campaign,” said Sister…
Collaboration Changes the World: Sisters’ Antiracism Work Honored by National Organization
LeadingAge Recognizes Sisters’ Anti-racism Efforts The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois, have been selected to receive the 2016 Hobart Jackson Cultural Diversity Award from LeadingAge, a national association representing 6,000 nonprofit aging-services organizations throughout the United States. The award recognizes the Dominican Sisters’ “Conscious, committed effort to dismantle racism wherever it exists,” according to the…
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