“O God, You are a fire that takes away the coldness, enlightens the mind with its light and causes me to know your truth.
I know that you are beauty and truth and wisdom”
St Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
The East Midlands Group (UK) had its first meeting on Saturday 23rd February, 2019, when over fifty women from Leicestershire and various parts of the country came together for their first conference in Leicester. The event was titled A Day for Catholic Women : Sharing our Stories (read report) and the success of the day has brought together women committed to bringing the success of the virtual forums into the local parishes, making available safe space for women to speak with each other and learn from each other as they discuss and explore various aspects and understandings of our Catholic faith.
Although we title ourselves “The East Midlands Group” we welcome women from any part of the country who would like to attend or contribute to our events and, indeed, our first meeting saw women from the CWS Facebook Group travelling from Portsmouth, Liverpool, London and even further afield to join us – a national support we are very grateful to receive especially as it offers those who are not part of the virtual world a taste of the global network that is Catholic Women Speak and the dedication of the many women who belong.
“May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.”
Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Our programme of events, along with the resources and links we offer through this group page, reflect the requests and needs of the women who meet with us, but they are available to all who are interested from whatever part of the country or world you are in. Please feel welcome to share them and if you would like more details and, even, ideas for arranging days in your locality then do contact us.
For further information contact: alison.CWS@outlook.com or email@example.com
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ANOTHER DAY FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN on Saturday 26th October, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm at St Joseph’s, Leicester LE5 6RA.
There is no charge for the day although a light lunch is available at £3.50. Our theme is “What is my calling? What are my gifts?” and the day will focus on our social responsibility to the communities and world we live in. Interviews with women actively involved in this vocational work begin our morning, which opens with prayer and concludes with a music meditation, followed by an afternoon of questions and small group discussions. The day is open to all women who identify as Catholic, whether or not they are still actively involved in parish life, and we also welcome those who no longer practice their faith and perhaps feel the Catholic Faith is no longer relevant to them. To book a place telephone 0116 2207881 or email Alison.CWS@outlook.com or CatherineMaryBrady@gmail.com.
(Click on links below to read more)
Another Day for Catholic Women : “Different Perspectives” (6th July 2019)
A Day for Catholic Women : “Sharing our Stories” (23rd February 2019)