This specialty is designed for women who are creative at heart and have a strong desire to use their gifts in the service of others.  Whether a dancer, musician, painter, content creator, writer, or graphic designer, this speciality supports the unique calling and challenges of bringing the good, true, and beautiful to our world and Church. Mentors in this specialty are all experienced artists with varied gifts who will guide, challenge, and support the work of the artist.

Alumnae

  • Kathryn Brewer

    Please share a little about yourself – feel free to include a fun fact! Hi there! I’m Kathryn. I’m currently a PhD candidate in biochemistry at Vanderbilt University. When I’m not in the [...]

  • Krista Corbello

    The GIVEN Forum gave me a space to explore my words of the year: listen & maybe... My small group and my mentors at GIVEN were so encouraging. My mentor Amy McInerny said, “I [...]

Videos

  • Regina Boyd – Communication, Boundaries and Avoiding Burnout Workshop – 2022 GIVEN Forum

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Blog Posts

  • Healing Beauty: Praying through Art

    Healing Beauty: Praying through Art

    "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord." These are words that I have often prayed on and pondered in light of Mary’s “yes” [...]

  • The Love of My Mother

    The Love of My Mother

    A spiritual reflection on Our Lady of Guadalupe "Am I not here, I who have the honor to be your Mother? Could there be [...]

  • Votes for Women

    Women, Rise Up! Catholic Female Leaders in Action

    During Women’s History Month, we are all more keenly aware of the impact of women leaders upon society.  Especially on March 8th, media outlets [...]

  • Being Receptive in a Tumultuous Time

    Being Receptive in a Tumultuous Time

    "As I reflected on the Given Forum 2019, the word ‘receptive’ had been planted on my heart. I had uncertainty about whether I was [...]

  • Advocacy Doesn’t End at the Ballot Box

    Advocacy Doesn’t End at the Ballot Box

    It’s been 100 years since women earned the right to vote, 56 years since that right was extended to all women in our society. [...]

  • Embracing Your Femininity in Leadership: Q&A with Meghan Cokeley

    During our first annual International Women's Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them [...]

  • Embracing Your Gifts: Q&A with Rachel Bulman

    During our first annual International Women's Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them [...]

  • Embracing Your Single Years: Q&A with Beth Leverich

    During our first annual International Women’s Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them all. [...]

  • 6 Expenses to Watch Out for When Changing Careers

    Perhaps you’re changing careers for a more lucrative salary - but taking on a new job often comes with unexpected hidden expenses. As a [...]

Saint Stories

  • St. Jacinta

    When St. Jacinta was canonized with her brother Francisco, a few years ago in 2017, the two children became the youngest non-martyrs to be canonized. Born in Portugal in 1910, Jacinta was the youngest [...]