Why is our name GIVEN?
When deciding what to call this initiative, our founding Sisters began with the reality that all we have has been given to us by God: our faith, our hope, our love, our gifts, our destiny, our lives—everything–is freely given to us by God. The GIVEN Institute explores the feminine response to God’s love, to illuminate the “the feminine genius” that women contribute to families, society, the Church, and the world. We desire to help women receive the gift that they are, realize the gifts they’ve been given, and respond with the gift that only they can give.
In her introduction of the 2019 GIVEN Forum, Sr. Bethany Madonna, SV, explains how GIVEN got its start.
The Rose Logo
The GIVEN rose logo alludes to Mary, our Mystical Rose, and the holy beauty that she embodies. The rays in the logo reference this beauty, as well as Mary’s heavenly crown and the luminous aureole around the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The gold, blue, and rose colors are also inspired by the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas and of GIVEN. At the center of the rose is a cross, because Christ is the center of our lives and the source of our mission.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Why GIVEN?anemptytextllineLearn more about the mission of The GIVEN Institute.
GIVEN RetreatanemptytextllineA weekend of rest to receive the gift that you are. Open to all women.
MentoringanemptytextllineLearn more about becoming a GIVEN Mentor.
Action PlansanemptytextllineRead about some of the Action Plans making an impact.