(SNR) - The Lincoln Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (LDCCW) will host Eileen Love, senior manager and facilitator trainer for Endow, for three events in Nebraska July 17-19.
Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) is an educational apostolate started in 2003 in Denver, created for the purpose of educating women in the truths of the Catholic faith. Endow produces study guides on a variety of spiritual themes, such as John Paul II’s Letter to Women, Pope Benedict XVI’s God Is Love, and Setting the World Ablaze: the Story of Catherine of Siena.
The LDCCW invites all women across the state – especially those in western Nebraska – to learn more about Endow. Free information nights will be held July 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in North Platte, and July 19 at 6 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament in Grand Island.
Endow was started by three lay women who, by God’s grace, “stumbled upon” the writings of John Paul II. They learned that he had written extensively on the subject of women and the power they have to transform culture by using an innate gift he called their “feminine genius.” This “capacity for the other” communicates love, affirms life, teaches peace, and generally elevates society by reminding persons of their human dignity.
What started out as a lunch-time conversation in 2003 is now an international women’s ministry that has served more than 30,000 women and girls. Endow produces high quality study materials aimed to reach “the woman in the pew.”
Each Endow study is led by a trained facilitator and takes place over the course of eight to 12 weeks. Women gather in groups of eight to 12 and bond in sisterly friendship as they read together, unpack the content of the material, discuss, share, and pray. There is no homework and the cost is $25 per study.