National Catholic Sisters Week goes local

National Catholic Sisters Week activities at St. Catherine University included discussions about discernment. (Rebecca Zenefski, courtesy of NCSW)

You don't have to go to a convent to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week this year, but if you do, expect to find open doors, smiling faces, and sometimes even cookies.

National Catholic Sisters Week, held this year March 8-14, is an annual celebration honoring women religious with an eye toward encouraging young women to consider a vocation for themselves.

In a major change from NCSW's first two years, when the vast majority of events were held at or near St. Catherine University in Minnesota, organizers are encouraging and supporting events around the nation through mini-grants of up to $1,000. That means NCSW could be in a convent, church -- or even on a computer -- near you.

Read the full story at Global Sisters Report.

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