A particular gift of the feminine genius is to nurture life, to care for the other.  Although all women are called to nurture life in all vocations and professions, this specialty is designed for women who serve in direct roles caring for the human person.  Those in the medical field, such as doctors and nurses, and other healing fields, such as counselors, life-coaches, and psychiatrists, as well as those who serve as primary caregivers of children or the elderly will be supported in this group. Mentors who have made caring for the human person their life’s work will serve to inspire and further equip the young leaders who share this calling and will particularly guide them to participate in the Church’s rich tradition of social teaching and ethics.

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 [...]

Videos

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

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Blog Posts

  • On Mission in the Rio Grande Valley

    On Mission in the Rio Grande Valley

    When I heard Sr. Norma Pimentel, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, speak at the 2016 GIVEN Forum, I felt [...]

  • Hearts of Joy International

    Hearts of Joy International

    I attended the GIVEN Forum in 2016 and it absolutely changed my life in so many amazing ways. It taught me many valuable skills [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Recovering a Lost Vocation

    Lost Vocation Pentecostal experience. These are the two words I use to describe my GIVEN experience. For over a year, I had longed and [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • A group of volunteers passing out food to veterans

    Veterans: Giving Back to Those Who Gave So Much

    Have you ever wondered how to show your support for the veterans in your life? The people that fought for our freedoms often go under-appreciated [...]

  • What is Entrustment?

    Miscarrying my first baby has really colored my view of life. It challenged me to reexamine my life and the gift of life itself. I began reflecting and wondering why...

  • 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 [...]

  • St. Catherine of Alexandria

    From simple to sublime – that was Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Early in her life, she had a transformative vision of Mother Mary with Baby Jesus, which sparked her conversion into Christianity, elevating and [...]