|National Council of Catholic Women Celebrated 101 Years of Ministry and Service at Their 2020ne Convention
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — The National Council of Catholic Women, founded on March 4, 1920, celebrated their 100th birthday this year, delayed by one year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Over 500 Catholic Women from across the United States of America, gathered in Arlington, Virginia to commemorate this special milestone.
Speakers for the 2020ne National Convention included Ana Lisa Piñon, Gloria Purvis, Most Reverend William Wack, CSC, and Elizabeth Tomlin. Presentations on spirituality, leadership and service provided information and resources for women to take to their home parishes and dioceses. Liturgical celebrants were: His Eminence Wilton Cardinal Gregory, The Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, The Most Reverend Oscar Solis, The Most Reverend William Wack, and The Very Reverend Miguel Gonzalez. Along with over 35 ordained Spiritual Advisors in attendance, the liturgy was additionally enhanced with music provided by Elias Charles Benn, cantor and Mark Jason Abel, accompanist.
Following the call of the 2018 pastoral letter of the United States Catholic Bishops, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism, NCCW members approved a resolution to heal our country and communities from the negative effects of racism, prejudices, and all types of discrimination.
The National Council of Catholic Women was presented with a proclamation from the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, recognizing the continued partnership and shared mission to empower Catholic Women in serving God, to firmly support social justice and inclusivity, to prevent human trafficking, and to support victims of domestic violence.
NCCW’s mission is to act through its members to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. Its programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world. For further information please contact Andrea Cecilli at email@example.com or refer to www.nccw.org.
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