It’s a familiar story, religious women doing exceptional works and for the most part going unnoticed. But that’s about to change. Thanks to a $900 000 dollar grant
from the Conrad Hilton Foundation
. The Loyola Institute for Ministry
will use the grant to help Catholic sisters in the U.S. and Africa build their social media presence.
This past week, Fr. Tom Rosica, CSB and I met with the recipients of the grant in New Orleans. Having spent some time with them, all I can say is that I was blown away. It's inspiring to hear about their work: from housing and educating HIV orphans, to preventing human trafficking, and educating young girls in the remotest parts of the world, these 'Brides of Christ' are magnificent examples of Christian discipleship.
One community even has two sisters making roads into the interior of Timor-Leste to minister to the needy.
I'm delighted that Salt+Light will work closely with the Sisters, and we're looking forward to developing a series which will highlight the Sisters' charisms.
As we progress through the stages of this project, I look forward to sharing with you the joys and I ask you pray for us as we undertake this significant endeavour.