Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Young Catholic Women: Share Your Stories

Hey, all you young Catholic women writers, this seems like a worthwhile project to contribute to.
You can submit your 1,000 to 2,000 word submissions to: youngwomenandcatholicism@gmail.com
Also, check out the blog for more info.

Young? Woman? Catholic?

We think you have something to say.

Grab your pen, pencil or keyboard & tell us about your experience as a young woman involved in Catholicism.

Here are some questions to get you started, but let your creativity lead you where you need to go.

Catholic Identity.
--Do you call yourself Catholic? What experiences have shaped your understanding of Catholic identity?
--Tell us about your spiritual practice.

--How have your relationships influenced your experience of Catholicism?
--How has church teaching affected your relationships?

--How have your experiences in Catholic education shaped your worldview?

--What role has Catholic education played in the ways that you are active in the world?

Service and Social Justice.

--Tell us a story about service or justice work and its impact on the way you experience church.


--What is the relationship between your work and your Catholicism (i.e. as a teacher, an activist, a lawyer)?
--Tell us about the moment you knew you had to do whatever it is you do.

--Describe your understanding of ministry and explain how that has developed.

--Describe your experience as a young Catholic woman in a vowed religious community.


Blogger Garpu the Fork said...

Interesting, although I'm flattered that I'm considered a "young woman" at 32. ;) Wish their deadline wasn't so close to after the conference...

12:51 AM  
Blogger Barb, sfo said...

Well, THAT was a downer for me. I am no longer considered a "young" Catholic woman. Sigh.
41 is not THAT old....

2:37 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...


If it's any consolation, I was asked to contribute to a similar anthology last year, but had to forego the invitation because I was over 35! Nonetheless, it was nice that I was still thought of as "young."


2:47 PM  
Blogger The Ironic Catholic said...

Barb, I'm with you. I was interested until I was alerted I was no longer young (39).


Maybe we should create a companion middle-aged volume!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Garpu the Fork said...

Lordy. Y'all are harshing my glow, here. 39-41 isn't old anymore...


Then again I did just hear a couple songs from "Joshua Tree" on the local oldies station...

9:52 PM  

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