PROVIDENCE — Fifty-two weeks a year, women religious proclaim the Gospel through their works of prayer, evangelization and charity; such as standing with the poor and vulnerable — like the elderly and immigrants — teaching children, fighting injustice, helping to heal the sick, protecting our common home, promoting peace and offering hope.
But for one week, celebrated globally as Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, the world shines the spotlight on these religious sisters and encourages 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 in the Diocese of Providence, many religious sisters support the people of God in countless ways. The diocesan Office for Religious encourages the faithful to take next week in particular to offer special prayers for religious women who serve the local communities and beyond.
For more information, contact Sister Elizabeth Castro, H.M.S.P., director of the Office for Religious, at 401-278-4633 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.