The GIVEN Institute provides ongoing formation to members of the GIVEN Network through online content and regional events.

Regional GIVEN Gatherings are hosted to continue to connect Catholic women, to provide faith formation and leadership training, and to encourage participants to take action and use their gifts for the good of their local communities.

Interested in bringing a GIVEN Gathering to your area, hosting a Guadalupe party, or volunteering with GIVEN?
Please contact us!

We hope you can join us for these events!

Upcoming Network Events

Meet & Greet Night

June 11, 2021

Join us via livestream for Meet & Greet Night at the 2021 GIVEN Forum, sponsored by the OSV Institute. We’ll hear remarks from Helen Alvaré and honor a lay woman and a consecrated woman in our first annual Catholic Female Leaders Celebration. Bring your favorite beverage and join us for a toast!

Past GIVEN Gatherings

Minneapolis/St. Paul GIVEN Gathering

April 24, 2021

Women of all ages from around the Twin Cities gathered to learn how to receive the gifts that they are, realize the gifts they’ve been given, and respond with the gifts only they can give.

Catholic Female Leadership Panel

March 8, 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day, GIVEN hosted a live Q&A panel of Catholic female leaders in various states of life. Watch the recording!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parties

Your Town!

The GIVEN Institute is under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and we launched very special GIVEN Gatherings around the country on her feast day! On December 12, 2020 we invited women to connect with their local GIVEN Network of Catholic female leaders at an Our Lady of Guadalupe party.

See pictures from the parties!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

Join the GIVEN Network as we prayed a novena leading up to Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day! We hosted religious sister takeovers on our Instagram and YouTube, or check the webpage below to learn more about the novena!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

FATIMA Movie Night

August 3, 2020
Baltimore, MD

2020 is a year unlike anyone of us would have expected.  Life has been difficult for all of us, and it’s important to remind ourselves where we find our hope amidst adversity.

So we organized a special “socially distanced” premiere of Fatima movie at a drive-in theater near Baltimore, Maryland.  Shortly after announcing the special event on our website, the RSVPs came in and we had ourselves a sold-out event!  It was a joy to see your smiling faces tucked behind those masks.

Rus VanWestervelt wrote an article in Catholic Review sharing the highlights of the night. Click here to read it.

Click here to see photos from the event!

DC GIVEN Gathering

December 7, 2019
Kensington, MD

Listen to the recording of the panel discussion speakers, Dr. Myma Albayda, Sr. Maria Mater Sanguinis Pretiosi, SSVM, and Jennifer Gross, from the DC GIVEN Gathering, here!

Kansas City GIVEN Gathering

Lenexa, KS

KC GIVEN Gathering launched the beginning of local GIVEN gatherings around the country!

These events were incredible opportunities to celebrate who we are as women, to grow in a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Catholic woman, and to discover how each of us can use our unique feminine gifts to grow deeper in relationship with Christ, build community with others, and to live fulfilling lives.

Listen to Archbishop Naumann interview organizer Brooke Choquette about GIVEN KC here.