It began in 2014 as part of National Women’s History Month. The inaugural celebration was held March 8–14, with the highlight being the NCSW Sister/Student conference which drew more than 50 pairs of Catholic sisters and college students from across the country to St. Catherine University and engaged hundreds more online.
NCSW was founded to shine a spotlight on the profound impact of Catholic sisters in our communities and around the world, and in conjunction with National Women’s History Month. During NCSW, women religious are honored through a series of events taking place across the country that instruct, enlighten and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women. It is an opportunity to recognize everything sisters have done for us.
You can participate and learn more in the following ways:
- Download a bookmark with a prayer for Catholic sisters in English or en español
- Pray special intercessions throughout NCSW
- Learn more on the NCSW website
National Catholic Sisters Week, a branch of National Catholic Sisters Project headquartered at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisc., is headquartered at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn., and is held in conjunction with Women’s History Month.