The work of Catholic Sisters is being recognized with Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14. The Dominican Sisters of Peace will celebrate with a special prayer service at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the chapel of the Motherhouse at 3600 Broadway in Great Bend.
Sister Elaine Osborne, OP, said the public is invited to attend that service, as well as an interdenominational prayer service for awarensss of gun violence as a spiritual and moral crisis in our community at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 14.
According to the National Catholic Reporter, the observance is being held in March at part of Women’s History Month, when schools, universities and organizations highlight contributions women have made. Dominican Sister Mary Soher, who is helping lead the project at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., said, “Within this group there are contributions specifically women religious have made to society.”
“Countless institutions across the country – hospitals, schools, churches, retreat houses, learning centers, environmental centers, Heartland Ministries and mission work – would not have come into being or remained in operation if it were not for the blood, sweat and prayers of Catholic Sisters,” a news release from Ann Axman at Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend notes.
“This March we recognize all Catholic Sisters for their widespread contributions. Take some time this month to thank a Sister for being there. Better yet, invite young women in your life to consider becoming a Catholic Sister.”