Based on the impact of the 2016 GIVEN Forum, we know that GIVEN can:

  • Give birth to apostolates for the New Evangelization.

  • Foster vocations to religious life and strengthen commitments to marriage and motherhood.

  • Foster an incisive presence of faithful, skilled women within official Church structures and professions aimed at the common good or authentic human development.

  • Inspire lay women to collaborate in the ministries and charisms of religious women.

Slide “GIVEN helped me to reexamine what I always felt was a tension between the vocation of a wife and mother with professional aspirations. It helped me to understand better the many fruitful ways that women live out their vocations in an integrated way.” Motherhood

2016 GIVEN Forum by the numbers:

  • 38: speakers

  • 50: states represented by attendees

  • 70: religious sisters on site as spiritual mentors

  • 85: percent of alumnae surveyed said GIVEN influenced their vocational/professional decisions
  • 100: percent of alumnae surveyed said they would recommend the next GIVEN Forum to a friend