Talks From the GIVEN 2016 Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum
There is nothing that we can do but love.
This past summer 300 women between the ages of 20 and 30 had the opportunity to attend GIVEN 2016, a 5-day conference during which participants focused on authentic femininity as expressed through three key themes:
- receiving the gift you are
- realizing the gifts you’ve been given
- responding with the gift only you can give
So, if you are hearing about the forum after the fact, or if you heard about it in time, and were too old to apply to participate… organizers recorded and published the daily homilies and talks, so that we all may benefit. Following are just a few of the many great speakers.
The Feminine Genius – Dr Helen Alvare
Reclaiming the Public Square – Gloria Purvis
Giving counter-witness to the culture about what authentic femininity really is
What are you willing to risk to bring the Gospel Truth to the person in front of you?
Every young woman has been entrusted with a mission: to cultivate her own unique gifts and initiate positive change in the world through the love that is exclusively hers to give.
— GIVEN 2016 Vision statement
The Temperament God Gave You – Laraine Bennet
“I used to think my husband was just like me, only bad.”
The Feminine Genius Unleashed in Education – Sister Amelia Hueller, OP
We are supposed to be in the process now of becoming more and more like God.
Reclaiming Beauty – Kara Eschbach
The media we consume affects the way we view ourselves and how we view other women.
How can we begin to see ourselves as God sees us?
Casting the Vision – Sister Mary Gabriel
God notices you. He waits for you and for your yes.
What do I desire? What do I think I need at this moment?
What does God desire here and now?
If you are tired of mainstream media junk and spin, visit givenforum.org to watch talks on Theology of Woman; Finding Balance in Life; Feminine Genius Unleased in the church, politics, and education; Living Motherhood; Entrusted with the environment, economic issues, and with the suffering of others.
The vocation of woman in its fullness changes everything forever. The vocation of woman in its fullness ushers in a revolution of love that heals hearts and raises the dead to life.
Not afraid to let herself be loved.