National Council of Catholic Women Convention planned for August

Catholic women from the United States will gather in Atlanta from Aug. 21-24 for the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) Convention.

According to an announcement about the event, the theme of the 2019 gathering is “Caring for God’s Creation.” Keynote speaker Bishop Peter A. Rosazza, auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will discuss the response of women to Pope Francis’ plea to care for the earth.

Benedictine Mother Dolores Hart will receive the first Honorary Lifetime Membership Award of the National Council of Catholic Women.

The NCCW was founded in 1920 at the direction of the United States Catholic bishops. NCCW’s mission is to act through its members to “support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service,” according to the announcement.

To learn more about the NCCW or to register for the convention, go to www.nccw.org.

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