2016 National Catholic Sisters Week

As part of Women’s History Month, the first National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) was launched in 2014. Since then, the week of March 8 – 14 is intended to bring greater awareness to Catholic Sisters and to help them be made known and visible on a broad national level.

The Benedictine Sisters of Erie celebrate Catholic Sisters in America. Women religious have made, and continue to make, vital and needed contributions in the areas of education, health care, criminal justice, social justice, theology, the arts, and politics.

Catholic Sisters choose to stand with the poor and vulnerable, regardless of race, socioeconomic status or religion. By their lives, their mission and their works, they are known.

National Catholic Sisters Week serves to highlight the significant role that religious women have played in history as well as make visible a contemporary view of Catholic Sisters ─ women, who by their commitment and passion, are making a tremendous impact on today’s world.