GIVEN believes that Catholic female leaders are those disciples of Jesus Christ who, receptive to the grace of God the Father and boldly responding to the Holy Spirit, become fruitful for the Kingdom through lives of prayer, virtue, and giving of themselves and their gifts in service of others.
GIVEN Staff & Advisors
The GIVEN Institute is supported in prayer and mission by Catholic leaders from a variety of backgrounds. Click here to read more about GIVEN’s leadership and history.
What do participants say about GIVEN?
“I can’t recommend GIVEN enough! The forum really helped renew my faith, reenergize me and redirect my goals. I’m so grateful for the experience!”
“My experience at the GIVEN forum was life-giving. The talks have made a deep impression on me.”
“This is NOT like other ‘retreats’ where you come down off the spiritual high of the mountaintop and it fades into the background. With GIVEN you are walking back down the mountain with an army of sisters who will all help each other work in the vineyards down below. GIVEN gave me powerfully spiritual, yet also powerfully practical, formation which informs my every discernment and decision in life!”
“I absolutely loved my experience, which came at a time when I desperately needed what the Forum gave me–space to step back from work & struggles, to be in the presence of Our Lord, and rediscover His love for me.”
“You’ve helped me to know more fully who I am and how to live and love as a woman of God!”
“Because of GIVEN, I am now planning on using my law degree to further the mission of the Church in pro-life and pro-family work.”
“I attended GIVEN as a recent undergrad graduate, not really knowing what I wanted to do. I ended up learning of my current graduate school program through a fellow attendee and was inspired by other women who worked in ministry. GIVEN was the catalyst that led to my decision to get a Masters in Theology and pursue ministry work.”
“My small group encouraged me to write about gender identity and to pursue my vocational calling on life issues, to deepen my spiritual life and embrace community. These gifts can’t be quantified but have so enriched my life, and I owe them to GIVEN.”
“I am immensely grateful to be a part of the GIVEN network. I get to connect with this powerhouse of Catholic women.”