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National Catholic Sisters Week

As part of a national effort to highlight and recognize the contribution of women religious, NET-TV will air the documentary, “Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America,” produced by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, on Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m. It will be repeated during the month.

The Hilton Foundation Initiative on Catholic Sisters at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn., was chosen in late summer to receive a three-year grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to oversee the launch of National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, 2014, as part of National Women’s History Month.

National Catholic Sisters Week begins with an inaugural event at St. Catherine University, March 7-9. The weekend will bring together undergraduate, college-age women and women religious from a variety of congregations and institutions:

• to talk about religious life and the manifold contributions of women religious;

• to discuss effective uses of social media to increase conversation among young women about religious life; and

• to establish a strong network of college-age women, women religious and others who see value in these kind of sustained conversations.

Another important feature of this weekend will be discussions about grant-funded opportunities for college-age women to engage in a professionally developed oral history project across the U.S.

In the Diocese of Brooklyn, more than 800 religious sisters recommitted to Gospel service in great ways and small.

To purchase this DVD for $19.95 plus $1 postage and handling, contact Women and Spirit DVD – LCWR, 8808 Cameron St., Silver Spring, MD 20910, or at