Now is the time for those of us who have been served by or served with women religious to stand in support and express our gratitude for these women who have given us so much.
Letters in support of women religious will be posted here throughout the month of November and sent to Mother Mary Clare Millea, Cardinal Franc Rode, Cardinal Francis George and Pope Benedict XVI as well as leadership teams of communities of women religious in the US.
September 16, 2009
All are invited to write letters in support of women religious which will be posted atwww.thankyousister.com and sent to Mother Mary Clare Millea, Cardinal Franc Rode, Cardinal Francis George and Pope Benedict XVI as well as leadership teams of communities of women religious in the US. In these letters, you are invited to share personal stories about how women religious have impacted your “quality of life,” express messages of gratitude and/or convey general messages of support.
As November is the month of giving thanks, the letters will be posted on this site throughout the month of November, but please start writing now.
Here are the steps to contribute your message of support and gratitude:
1.Go to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/thankyousister/ to make your commitment to write a letter.
2.Write your letter in 700 words or less.
3.Send to email@example.com before November 1, 2009. Please include your name, city and state in the message or indicate if you would like your message to remain anonymous.
4.Forward this message to ten friends or post the following message as your Facebook status:
“Last January, the Vatican launched an apostolic visitation of institutes of women religious in the United States. Join me in supporting these women who have given us so much. Write a letter of support and gratitude and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.thankyousister.com for more details.”
5.Read your message and messages from others at www.thankyousister.com from November 1 through November 30, 2009.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Kate Childs Graham at email@example.com.