Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. In Our Own Words Workshop

Alumnae Susan Francois, CSJP, MA ’15, Sarah Kohles, OSF, MA ’15 and Christa Parra, IBVM, MDIV ’16 are active in creating space for the voices of young women religious through their participation and leadership in Giving Voice, a peer led organization that creates spaces for younger Catholic women religious to give voice to their hopes, dreams, and challenges.

These women, with others of a similar age group but diverse backgrounds and congregations, shine a light on issues and concerns about religious life from their varied perspectives. Susan Francois, CSJP serves on the Congregation Leadership Team of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace, Sarah Kohles, OSF is a doctoral candidate in Biblical Studies at the Graduate Union of Theological Studies in Berkeley, and co-edited this essay collection, and Christa Parra, IBVM is working with different ministries of the IBVM sisters in Arizona.

On September 13, 2018, these three alumni will present a workshop developed from their work and experience at CTU.  The text is available through Liturgical Press in English and will be available in Spanish this summer. Copies of the book will also be sold at our CTU event in the fall.

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