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 "[During a rosary procession at the GIVEN Forum,] seeing that sea of women all going in the same direction, side by side, one behind the other, asking Mary for her intercession filled me with hope for the future. One of the biggest takeaways from the Forum for me was knowing that I was not alone in my pursuit of holiness."

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