CNA Staff, Jun 8, 2020 / 15:15 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The GIVEN Institute has announced a free online event “Discover the Gift,” seeking to empower women to realize their worth and unique gifts. The event by the group, which works to foster leadership in young Catholic women, was made after the in-person GIVEN Forum was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While not being able to gather together in Washington, this unfolds an opportunity for wider engagement of the entire GIVEN Network to activate the gifts of women across the globe,” said Rachel Harkins Ullmann, the executive director of the GIVEN Institute in a press release announcing the event.
“Now more than ever, the dignity and vocation of women needs to be unleashed into the Church and the world, to protect the vulnerable, provide direction in a time of crisis, and mentor the next generation of female leaders,” she said.
The free online conference is scheduled for June 10-14, the original dates of the GIVEN Forum, and will be open to any woman of any age who signs up. Each day will feature a keynote speaker, reflection questions for discussion, and time for prayer.
“The days of Discover the Gift will be structured around the three-fold theme of helping the women attendees ‘receive the gift they are; realize the gifts they’ve been given; and respond with the gift that only they can give,’” said the release.