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Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America: Not To Be Missed!
Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America is coming to Ellis Island, the port of entry for thousands of immigrants and the Catholic sisters who came to our country to serve these immigrants.
This traveling exhibit, sponsored by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), will be housed at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Statue of Liberty National Monument from September 23, 2010 to January 22, 2011.
The opening reception (by invitation only) is Wednesday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 23, is a special day for Sisters. Friday, September 24, is a day of welcome for the general public.
Women & Spirit reveals the mystery behind a small group of innovative American women--Catholic Sisters--who helped shape the nation's social and cultural landscape. Even at a time when women didn't have the right to vote, these pioneering leaders in their religious communities helped build America's schools, hospitals, orphanages and colleges. In ways both creative and compelling, the Women & Spirit exhibit illustrates the enormous impact the lives of these remarkable women have had on both our Church and our nation's history and invites all to discover a world few have seen but millions have shared.
Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America offers a teachable moment for all members of our religious communities and the people to whom and with whom we minister. We urge you to plan now to organize trips with your schools, hospital staff, parish groups and others to visit Women & Spirit!
Check out the web site, www.womenandspirit.org for more information and take a look at the Teacher's Guide and other resources to learn about this extraordinary story.
Please encourage as many people as possible to experience this beautiful and emotionally moving exhibit. Spread the word!