Join us for a small taste of GIVEN! We welcome you to our online event Discover the Gift, where we invite all women “to receive the gift they are; realize the gifts they’ve been given; and respond with the gift that only they can give.”  Download Press Release

Discover the Gift Event Information

What is Discover the Gift?

We’re leaning into the truth that our good God can work in and through us at this moment in history, and we’re embracing the benefit of connection, community, and growth that can be found when we come together online.

On each morning of June 10-14, 2020, we’ll host a keynote speaker and explore the gifts and challenges of Catholic women’s leadership. We have a very special prayer time planned at noon, and we’ll come together for Evening Prayer and reflections at night with different religious orders who are members of the GIVEN Network. Our 2020 cohort, our alumnae, and our lay and religious leaders are invited to a live Q&A each night following Evening Prayer with the Sisters.

How will it work?

Register below to receive a free event program and access to special programming! The program has everything you need to fully participate in Discover the Gift, including the schedule, event links, speaker information, prayer prompts, and reflection questions.

Because each element of our event is recorded, your participation is flexible. Not only can you watch our keynote speaker at any point during the day, you can enter into all or some of the programming as your schedule allows.  We have purposefully planned a retreat-like event, so time for reflection and prayer are built into each day.  The two exceptions are the LIVE morning prayer with the Carmelites and the LIVE Q&A for the 2020 cohort and alumnae.  These events will happen in real time and will not be recorded.

Who is invited to attend?

Everyone! Our programming will be available for women of all ages, regardless of whether or not you’ve been to a GIVEN event or have been involved in our mission in the past. Come meet us! If you are an alumna or member of the 2020 cohort, you’ll get a special invite to a Q&A each night led by our very own Rachel Ullmann.

How much does it cost to attend?

Because of the generosity of our donors and sponsors, our event is offered free of charge. To provide for the continuation of our mission, we welcome donations. Use this link to make a gift to the GIVEN Institute. Thank you!

Event Schedule

We will be adding more details soon! Check back for fresh updates. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Saturday June 13, 2020

Sunday June 14, 2020

* Discover the Gift online conference programming is for all Catholic women. However, the evening livestreams on Facebook are only for GIVEN Forum participants from 2020, 2019, and 2016.

Illustration of Religious Sisters / Nuns / Catholic Nuns

Prayer Partners

The religious sisters in these cloistered communities will be praying for you during our Discover the Gift event.

Cistercian Nuns of the Valley of Our Lady Monastery
Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

Discalced Carmelite Monastery
Covington, Louisiana

Discalced Carmelites of Mary Immaculate and St. Mary Magdalene
Flemington, New Jersey

Discalced Carmelites of Our Lady and St. Joseph
Pittsford, New York

Discalced Carmelites of St. Theresa
Alhambra, California

Carmelite Monastery of the Mother of God
San Rafael, California

Dominican Monastery of the Infant Jesus
Lufkin, Texas

Dominican Nuns of Our Lady of Mount Thabor Monastery
Ortonville, Michigan

Hermits of St. Mary of Carmel
Houston, Minnesota

Norbertine Canonesses of Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph
Tehachapi, California

Passionist Monastery of the Sacred Passion
Erlanger, Kentucky

Poor Clare Colettines of Corpus Christi Monastery
Rockford, Illinois

Poor Clare Colettines of Immaculate Heart Monastery
Los Altos Hills, California

Monastery of the Poor Clares
Kokomo, Indiana

Poor Clare Colettines of the Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Roswell, New Mexico

Monastery of Saint Veronica Guiliani
Wilmington, Delaware

Poor Clare Nuns of St. Clare’s Monastery
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Our Lady of the Angels Monastery
Hanceville, Alabama

San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare
Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Visitation Monastery of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio

Poor Clare Colettines of Immaculate Conception Monastery
Palos Park, Illinois