Denver, Colo., Sep 8, 2023 / 13:45 pm
The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team hosted a “Ladies Night” at the ballpark on Aug. 31. Nationals pitcher Trevor Williams took it as an opportunity to invite religious women from the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, to the event.
Williams, a parishioner at St. John the Beloved Church in McLean, Virgina, invited women from religious orders to the event, including the Daughters of St. Paul in Alexandria and the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in Falls Church.
The invitation included free tickets to the Nationals versus Miami Marlins game, complimentary refreshments, and on-field access before the game. The religious sisters also picked up commemorative certificates ahead of the game.
“If we’re going to have a ‘Ladies Night’ at the stadium, what better opportunity to bring our religious sisters out to the game?” Williams said in an interview with the Catholic Herald.