Youth Celebrate Impact of Women Religious

Over 75 young people in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO, shared how women religious have played a meaningful role in their lives and communities in a recent essay contest held by the Incarnate Word Foundation, a FADICA member.

;In a proclamation presented at the awards ceremony, St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay designated March 31st as Catholic Sisters Day.  In recognition of Catholic Sisters Week, a new part of Women’s History month in March, students from grades 5-12 honored both past and present women religious, from their favorite teachers and principals, to religious orders of women, highlighting their historical significance and ongoing contributions.  Over 20 students read their winning essays during a moving ceremony attended by women religious who were featured in the essays at the School of Sisters of Notre Dame in Lemay.  To read St. Louis Review’s article on the event, click here.